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THE LIBRARY OF THE 
UNIVERSITY OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 
AT CHAPEL HILL 



THE COLLECTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINIANA 



C971.74 
P68q 

Vol7l4-15 
2007-2008 



UNIVERSITY OF N.C. AT CHAPEL HILL 



00033936206 



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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 



Volume XIV, No. 1 
Febrnaiy 2807 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

p. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 

Officers 2006 

President Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email ( kammerer(5),hotniail.com ) 

Vice President William L.Cox 

6441 Boss McLawhom Road, Grifton, NC 28530-8714 
email (willia97642@,earthlink.net ) 

Secretary Gregory C. Bullock 

Treasurer Sue Butler 

439 W. Hanrahan Road, Grifton, NC 28530 (252-746-6064) 

Executive Board Robin Nichols 

28 11 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
email (nicholra(a),guc.com) 

Executive Board Frank D. Barrow, Sr. 

1366 Forest Acres Drive, Greenville, NC 27834-6655 (252-752-5345) 
email (fbarrowsr(a),aol.com ) 

Executive Board Judy Nobles Lewis 

5245 County Home Road, Winterville, NC 28590-7834 
email (skipper40953 86@cs.com ) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1 1 15 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com ) 



Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc., was established in November 1994 as a non-profit organization. Our purpose is 
to establish a network to aid persons researching family origins in Pitt County and its neighboring counties. 

Our Quarterly subscription fee is $30.00; subscriptions run concurrently from January 1 to December 31. Because of 
special mailing, payments after Jan. 3 1 require extra postage for each issue missed. Back issues (Winter 1994-present) 
may be purchased for $7.50+$2.50 postage per number. Queries are free to subscribers (four/year, pending space). 

Members and readers are invited to submit primary resource materied concerning Pitt County, NC, and its adjacent 
counties, preferably in the form of photocopies of the original document(s). A clean, typed or written transcript would 
be acceptable. Please state clearly, the location of the original material; copyrighted material must be accompanied by a 
statement of permission from the holder. Articles ^proved for entry by our Quarterly Committee will be published as 
given. PCFR assumes no responsibility or liability for errors or claims on the part of the contributor. 

The Pitt Coimty Family Researchers, Inc., has a website on the World Wide Web at: 

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ISSN* 1092-0226 



Pitt County 
Genealogical 
uarterly 

Volume XIV, No. 1 February 2007 




Index to Missing Deed Book FF 1 

Robert Williams, Rev. War Soldier 10 

Will of Nathan Williams, 1 841 Tennessee 13 

Robert Willl^ims Cemetery, Davidson Co., TN 13 

James Ross, Rev. War Soldier 14 

Emanuel Teel, Rev. War Soldier 17 

GOODSPEED'S Histories R. R. Foreman 18 

Col. John I. Foreman 1 8 

Thomas Warren 20 

George J. Mathews 21 

Abraham Hancock 21 

Edward Harper 22 

F. H. Pugh 22 

John J. Griffin 23 

Rufus M. Dail 23 

W. D. Cannon 24 

JohnD. Slaughter 30 

COREY VS. WETHERINGTON, 1869 26 

Knox family marriages 27 

bible records Robason Bible Record 28 

Bridger Bible Record 29 

John T. Joyner Bible 29 

W. L. F. Corey Bible 30 

Queries 31 

Index 32 

Subscriber Information — Query Form 



FILLERS Mrs. Holland Smith Dead, 1881 9 

Patrick Slaves Sold, 1815 12 

Redding Stokes of Pitt County 16 

Moses Joyner Died, 1887 18 

Miss Rebecca Corey Dead, 1 905 25 

Ayden Items, 1910 26 

Dr. W. J. Carman Died, 1884 27 



Copyright 2007 
The Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 
P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 

The omtents of this quarterly may be quoted witfunrt potnissioD for personal use only, 
providing {woper credit is given to flie PCFR and its contributors. Publication in any public 
media is prohibited wiUiout permission. 



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Index To Missing Deed Book FF 

This copy of the reconstructed index to Deed Book FF, created by Mrs. Gertrude L. Soderburg of 
Greenville, NC, is found in Pitt County Misc. Land Records, C. R. 079.408.2; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
She believed that Deed Book FF burned in the courthouse fire of 1 858 which is incorrect. This Deed Book 
FF disappeared later and was probably stolen. This valuable deed book had deeds dated from the 1 830' s 
along with earlier deeds as far back as 1815. Copies of some of the deeds from Deed Book FF have been 
discovered over the years and have appeared in past Quarterlies. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Grantor 


Grantee 


Instrument 


Page 


Location 


Adams, Absalom 


Daniel Adams 


Deed 


236 


Clayroot 


Albritton, Adam 


Luke Albritton 


Mtg. 


69 




Albritton et al 


Ormond Cherry 


Deed 


189 


Mill Branch Albritton 


Albritton et al 


Lewis Edwards 




338 


S. Tar River 


Albritton et al 


Adam Albritton, Jr. 




394 


N. Grindal Creek 


Albritton, Howell, Shf. 


J. R. Hutchins 




473 




Albritton, Howell, Shf. 


J. R. Hutchins 




476 




Albritton, Luke 


Adam Albritton, Jr. 




394 


N. Grindal Creek 


Albritton, Samuel 


Lewis Edwards 




338 


S. Tar River 


Albritton, Samuel 


Allen Moore 




394 


Pocosin 


Ambrose, Zachariah 


Robert Dixon 




110 


Cow Swamp 


Ambrose, Zachariah 


Samuel T. Whitley 


Mtg. 


334 




Anderson, John 


Amos Evans 


Deed 


119 


N. Tar River 


Anderson, Ruel 


Robert Willoughby 


Quit Claim Deed 328 




Anderson, Ruel 


Shade Wooten 


Mtg. 


456 




Andrews, Warren 


Matthew Manning 


Deed 


135 


Great Branch 


Andrews, Warren 


Cockburn Wilkinson 


Mtg. 


204 




Andrews, Warren 


Hanrahan & Clark 


Mtg. 


242 




Andrews, William 


Reuben Bryan 


Deed 


177 


N. Grindal Creek 


Armstrong, Caswell 


Mary Salter 




143 


Bear Creek 


Armstrong, Caswell 


Alexander Brinkley 




354 


Chicod Creek 


Askew, Benjamin 


James Askew 




39 


N. Contentnea Creek 


Askew, Benjamin 


James Blow 




234 


Contentnea Creek 


Averett, Jordan 


Silas Averett 




262 




Balderee, Gideon 


Jesse Rountree 




319 


W. Contentnea Creek 


Bauldree, Isaac 


Council Braxton 




463 


E. Contentnea Creek 


Barnhill, Riley 


B. M. Wilkinson 


Mtg. 


159 




Barnhill, Riley 


Jesse Barnhill et al 


Deed 


338 


Briery Branch 


Barrow, Beazer 


Benjamin F. Eborn 




458 


S. Grindal Creek 


Barrow, James 


James Albritton 




145 


N. Moyes River 


Barrow, John 


George Moore 




239 


N. Tar River 


Barrow, John 


Valentine Jordan 


Mtg. 


393 




Barrow, John 


Valentine Jordan 


Mtg. 


460 




Beddard, William 


Archibald Parker 


Mtg. 


86 




Bell, John 


Ben A. Atkinson 


Deed 


152 


N. Tar River 


Bell, Richard 


Charles Greene 


Mtg. 


9 




Bernard, William 


Margaret Salter 


Deed 


369 


City 


Bland, Hiland 


Wiley Williams 




101 


N. Contentnea Creek 


Bland, Hiland 


Wiley Williams 




233 


Branch 


Bleeker, John B. 


William P. Biddle 




137 


City 



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Grantor 


Grantee 


Instrument 


Page 


Location 


Blount, Jacob 


Allen Blount 




105 


Little Creek 


Blount Reading 


Sparkman Britt 




39 


Carrol Swamp 


Blount Reading, etux 


S.G.Dunn 




493 




Blow, James 


Aaron Joyner 


Deed 


383 


Contentnea Creek 


Blow, James 


William Burney 




342 


Turkey Knot Swamp 


Bond, Lewis, etux 


James Nelson 




146 


Mill Pond 


Bowers, Franklin 


B. M. Wilkinson 


Mtg. 


449 




Boyd, Beazer 


John Boyd 


Release 


407 




Briley, Benjamin 


Samuel Forrest 


Deed 


27 




Briley, Benjamin 


Shadrach Shivers 




410 


Great Swamp 


Briley, Benjamin 


John Briley 




405 


W. Contentnea Creek 


Briley, Benjamin 


Willis Briley 




466 


Middle Swamp 


Briley, Irvin, exctr. 


William S. Foreman 




482 


On River 


Briley, John 


Benjamin Briley 




253 


E. Middle Swamp 


Briley, John 


Benjamin Briley 




404 


E. Middle Swamp 


Britt, Sparkman 


Lydia Moye (Mayo?) 




73 


S. Chicod 


Brooks, Joseph 


James Halloway 




220 


W. Swamp Creek 


Brooks, Stephen 


William Adams 




75 


S. Tar River 


Brooks, Thomas 


Richard Grist 


Mtg. 


55 




Brooks, Thomas 


William A. Blount 


Mtg. 


84 




Brown, John 


John Glasgow 


Deed 


246 


E. Contentnea Creek 


Brown, John, exctr. 


Elisha Porter 




391 


Grindal Pond 


Brown, John 


Daniel Avery 


Mtg. 


454 




Bryan, Frederick 


Jennette Hussey 


Deed 


297 


Branch 


Buck, Lanier 


William Bright 




286 





Buck, Noah 


Thomas Mills 




325 


Small Branch 


Burney, John H. 


Abraham Hennington 




382 


Small Swamp Creek 


Bynum, Turner 


Jordan Moore 




104 


S. Gideon Branch 


Causway, Absalom, extr. 


John Stocks 




95 


Powells Swamp 


Chapman, Stephen 


Furnifold Chapman 




95 


W. Swamp Creek 


Campbell, Arch. 


Archibald Parker 


Mtg. 


403 




Cannon, Caleb 


Division of Land 




129 




Cannon, Ira 


Reuben Jackson 


Deed 


265 


E. Contentnea Creek 


Cannon, Pugh 


Lewis Wilson 




381 


E. Swamp Creek 


Carney, Joel 


Norcott Moore 




441 


Hunting Run 


Carney, Stephen 


Norcott Moore 




422 


N. Grindal Creek 


Carson, William 


Matthew Manning 




182 


S. Suggs Branch 


Childs, Timothy 


John Norcott 


Release 


391 




Clardy, William H. 


David Sutton et al 


Mtg. 


188 




Clement, Willie 


Churchill Perkins et al 


Deed 


161 


Grindal Creek 


Clement, Willie 


Josiah Daniel 




164 


Grindal Creek 


Clement, Willie 


Jonathan Albritton 




175 


Sassafras Creek 


Clement, Willie 


Godfrey Langley 




191 


Grindal Creek 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


Gould Hoyt 




11 


City 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


Daniel Avery 




12 




Clark, James S. Sheriff 


James Shepherd 




13 




Clark, James S. Sheriff 


Josiah Daniel 




33 


Moyes Run 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


William Clark 




72 


Tavern 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


Jesse Rountree 




74 


S. Contentnea Creek 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


William I. Newborn 




111 


Mill Swamp 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


Thomas Mills 




120 


Water Hole Branch 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


John B. Bleecker 


a a 


136 


City 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


George Eason 




171 


Duck Pond 


Clark, James S. Sheriff 


George Eason 




173 


Duck Pond 



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Grantor 



Grantee 



Instrument Page Location 



Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, James S. Sheriff 
Clark, William 
Clark, William 
Coart, John 
Coart, John 
Cobb, Frederick 
Cobb, Gray 
Cobb, Stephen 
Coggins, Elizabeth 
Coggins, Sally 
Congleton, David 
Corbett, Jesse 
Corbett, Jesse 
Cox, Aaron 
Cox, Abraham 
Cox, Abraham 
Crisp, Moses 
Daniel, Edmond A. 
Daniel, Josiah 
Daniel, Josiah 
Daniel, Lanier 
Daniel, Thomas L. 
Daniel, William 
Davenport, John, exctr. 
Davis, Kinchen 
De Shields, Noah 
Dixon, Edward 
Dixon, James A., exctr. 
Dixon, John? A., exctr. 
Dunford, John 
Dunford, John 
Dupree, Thomas 
Dupree, Willis 
Dupree, Willis 
Duval, Peggy 
Eason, George, etux 
Eason, George, etux 
Eason, George, etux 
Eason, Thomas 
Edwards, Gray 
Edwards, Levi 
Edwards, Levi 
Elks, William 



William Carson 
Warren Nobles 
Ira Carmon 
John W. Potts 
William Moore 
William Moore 
Allen Patrick 
Isaac Joyner 
Moses Herrington 
James Blow 
John S. Brown 
Ruel Anderson 
Godfrey Stancil 
Godfrey Stancil 
Stephen B. Forbes 
Jesse Gardner 
Willis Dupree 
Henry Williamston 
Mary Cobb 
Howell Windham 
Howell Windham 
James Perkins 
John Newton 
Willis Dupree 
David Wilson 
Samuel Corbin 
Joseph Cox 
Benoni M. Wilkinson 
John H. Buck 
George Daniel 
John S. Daniel 
Benjamin Daniel 
Luther Daniel 
Margaret Daniel 
Arch Davenport 
Nancy Moore et al 
William Brown 
James A. Dixon 
Ben A. Atkinson 
John Joyner 
Alfred Moore 
Alfred Moore 
Redmond B. Dupree 
John Matthews 
John Matthews 
Thomas C. Hussey 
Henry C. Carney 
Simon Keel 
Messer D. Wilson 
Martha Dickenson 
John Newton 
Josiah Wooten 
Shadrach Wooten 
Noah Arnold 



Deed 



Mtg. 
Deed 



Mtg. 
Deed 



P. of Atty. 

Mtg. 

Deed 



Mtg. 
Deed 

Mtg. 
Deed 



Mtg. 
Deed 



Mtg. 
Deed 



183 

221 

276 

280 

358 

362 

440 

463 

318 

326 

370 

379 

484 

485 

82 

458 

157 

101 

148 

39S 

393 

117 

153 

166 

125 

44 

181 

448 

225 

165 

282 

275 

213 

302 

266 

148 

309 

22 

171 

150 

194 

445 

321 

279 

281 

78 

23 

409 

489 

71 

152 

26 

38 

430 



Burnt Jacket 
Maple Branch 



S. Tar River 
N. Tar River 
Thorofare Branch 
N. Contentnea Creek 



Cedar Swamp 



City 

N. Grindal Creek 



N. Contentnea Creek 
Jacobs Branch 
Stony Island 



N. Tar River 
N. Tar River 
Horse Pen Branch 



S. Otters Creek 
W. Swamp Creek 
S. Tar River 



Moyes Run 
Grindal Creek 



N. Grindal Creek 



S. Black Swamp 



S. Tar River 
Coneto Creek 
W. Cabin Branch 



S. Otters Creek 
Spring Branch 
City 

N. Grindal Creek 
N. Tar River 
City 
City 

Williams Mill Creek 



Otters Creek 



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Grantor 


Grantee 


Instrument 


Page 


Location 


Evans, Amos 


Nathan Pettit 




2 


Indian Well Swamp 


Evans, Amos Jr. 


W. Hanrahan 




2; ■ 




Evans, Richard 


Alex Evans 


Deed 


332 


City 


Ewell, Joshua, Etrx. 


Fred Haddock 




283 




Ewell, Stephen 


Newman Teel 




377 


Thorofare Br. 


Flemming, Benj. 


Peter Flemming 




202 


Great Swamp 


Flemming, James 


Luke Fleming 




331 


S. Great Swamp 


Flemming, James 


Willis Flemming 




386 


N. Great Swamp 


Flemming, James 


John House 




389 


N. Great Swamp 


Flemming, James 


Peter Flemming 




404 


N. Great Swamp 


Flemming, James 


John House 




407 


N. Great Swamp 


Floyd, Bazzle, Etrx. 


Henry Home 




444 


N. Tarr River 


Foreman, Ivy 


Sophia Bell 




135 


City 


Foreman, William B. 


John L. Foreman 




470 


River Bank 


Forrest, Samuel 


Benjamin Briley 




378 


E. Coneto Creek 


Forrest, Whitney I. (J.) 


Gould Hoyt 


Mtg. 


303 




Frizzel, Jonathan 


William M. Brown 


Deed 


31 




Gainor, Joseph 


Division of Land 




446 




Galloway, John 


Robert Dixon 


Deed 


471 


E. Cat tail Br. 


Gaskins, Thomas 


Sophia E. Salter 




118 


City 


Goff, Patience 


Robert B. Dupree al 




468 




Goff, Patience 


Peggy A. Dupree 




487 




Griffen, James 


Arch Parker 


Mtg. 


313 




Griffen, Jesse 


Thomas L. Daniel 


P. of Atty. 


303 




Griffen, Lanier 


James Sheppherd 


Mtg. 


16 




Griffen, Lanier 


Silas Edwards 


Deed 


239 


E. Chicod Cr. 


Griffen, Thomas 


Martha White 




41 


E. Hencoop 


Griffen, Thomas 


Barrum Hart 




328 


W. Hencoop 


Gurganus, Reuben Sr. 


Gurganus, Reuben Jr. 




337 


Tranters Cr. 


Gwaltney, Robert, Etrx. 


James Blow 




68 


S. Tarr River 


Greenville, Town of 


William Bernard 




372-375 


City 


Haddock, Charles 


Arch Parker 


Mtg. 


144 




Haddock, Fred. Etux 


Joseph Cox al 


Deed 


77 




Haddock, Fred 


Wellington Haddock 




440 




Haddock, John 


John Hudson 




122 




Haddock, Liscomb 


Hall Haddock al 




128 




Haddock, William 


John Hudson 




122 


N. Clay Root 


Handcock, John 


Arch Parker 


Mtg. 


413&453 




Hanrahan, W. 


Amariah Taylor 


Deed 


91 


E. Grindal Cr. 


Hanrahan, W. 


Council Braxton 




371 


Swamp 


Hardee, Allen 


Absalom Adams 




428 


Mill Branch 


Hardee, Charles S. Etux 


Ben. A. Atkinson 




365 




Hardee, Charles S. 


Richard Evans 


Mtg. 


414 




Hardee, William 


Nashville Hardee 


Deed 


459 




Harper, Alex 


James Harper 


Mtg. 


451 




Harper, Edward 


William Williams 


Mtg. 


139&157 




Harrington, Abram 


Wm. Weatherington al 


Deed 


235 


S. Swamp Cr. 


Harrington, Abram 


Bryan Kilpatrick 




254 


Great Br. 


Harrington, Jacob 


Sarah Weatherington 




100 


E. Hencoop 


Harrington, Jacob 


Shadrach Witherington 




219 


Hencoop Swamp 


Harris, Dawson 


James Harris 




4 


N. Tarr River 


Harris, Richard 


W. Hanrahan 


Mtg. 


306 




Harris, Smith 


William Adams 


Deed 


381 




Harris, Susanna 


Cynthia Harris al 


Mtg. 


314 





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Grantor 


Grantee 


Instrument 


Paee 


Location 


Hatton, David 


John H. Buck 


Mtg. 


60 




Hathaway, John 


Noah DeShield 


Deed 


356 


Banks of River 


Hathaway, John 


Noah DeShield 


Deed 


358 


N. Tarr River 


Hathaway, John 


Josh Harrell 




464 


E. Coneto Cr. 


Hearne, Reuben 


Willis Randolph 




216 


Tarr River 


Highsmith, Daniel 


Benjamin Bell 


Mtg. 


18 




Highsmith, Jacob 


James Highsmith 


P. of Atty. 


442 




Highsmith, John 


Moses Highsmith 


Deed 


457 


N. Grindal Cr. 


Hines, Richard 


William Haddock 




78 


Pocosin Branch 


Hines, Richard Sr. 


James S. Clark 


Mtg. 


142 




Hines, Richard 


Charles W. Knight 


Mtg. 


155 




Hussey, Thomas 


W. Hanrahan 


Deed 


4 


City 


Hussey, Josh B. 


Josh Ewell 




214 


City 


Hutchins, Israel B. etux 


Jesse Hussey 




481 


Grindal Cr. 


Hodges, Jenny 


Sally A. Hodges 




235 




Hodges, Jenny 


William Hodges 




237 




Hodges, Jenny 


John Hodges 




238 




Hodges, John 


Samuel Latham 




330 


Grindal Cr. 


Hodges, Richard 


Robert Lanier 




183 


White Oak Br. 


Hodges, Richard 


Valentine Jordan 


Mtg. 


491 




Hollo way, James 


James Stokes 


Deed 


199 


W. Swamp Cr. 


Holloway, John 


James Stokes 




192 


W. Swamp Cr. 


Hollo way, John 


James Stokes 


" " 


339 


Swamp Cr. 


Hooker, Nathan etux 


Moses Slaughter 


" " 


258 


W. Swamp Cr. 


Hooker, Nathan 


William Barber 


" " 


385 


Water Hole Br. 


Hopkins, Daniel 


Cockburn Wilkinson 




345 


S. Grindal Cr. 


Hopkins, Tabitha 


Elisha Porter 


" 


437 


Coneto Cr. 


Hopkins, Whitwell 


Godfrey Stancil 




79 


E. Contoe Cr. 


Hopkins, Whitwell 


Levi Leight 




127 


Conetoe Cr. 


Hoyt, Goold 


James Shepperd 


Mtg. 


25 




Hoyt, Goold 


William Clark al 


Mtg. 


83 




Hoyt, Goold, Trustee 


Benjamin Briley 


Deed 


353 




Hoyt, Goold 


Eli Hoyt 


Mtg. 


298 




Hoyt, Goold 


James S. Clark 


Mtg. 


349 




Jenkins, Charles 


Edward Harper 


Deed 


93 


N. Cabin Br. 


Jenkins, John 


Barrum Hart 




408 


N. Hencoop 


Johnston, Cannon 


W. Hanrahan 


Mtg. 


30 




Johnston, Cannon 


Katherine Johnson 


Deed 


424 


Long Br. 


Johnston, Hardee 


Samuel Forrest 




62 


E. Coneto Cr. 


Johnston, Hardee 


Samuel Forrest 




85 


E. Coneto Cr. 


Johnston, Hardee 


Benjamin Briley 


" 


268 


Coneto Cr. 


Johnston, James Sr. 


Robert Johnson 




329 




Johnson, John M. 


Edith Lanier 


" ' 


67 


City 


Johnson, Katherine 


Pugh Cannon 




396 


E. Swamp Cr. 


Jones, Eldridge 


John Galloway al 




37 


S. Chicod Cr. 


Jones, John 


John Wainright 




270 


N. Bank Dam Swamp 


Jones, John 


John Wainright 




273 


N. Bank Dam Swamp 


Jones, Samuel W. 


John H. Burney 




36 


W. Creeping Swamp 


Jones, Willoughby 


William May 


Mtg. 


27 




Jones, Willoughby 


Amos Joyner 


Deed 


334 


N. Contentnea Cr. 


Jones, Zacariah 


Jordan Moore 


Mtg. 


321 


Jacobs Brook 


Joiner, Thomas 


Amos Joyner 


Deed 


217 


N. Contentnea Cr 


Joiner, Thomas 


John Dunford 




291 




Joyner, Benjamin 


James Blow 


Mtg. 


299 





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Grantor 



Grantee 



Instrument Page Location 



Joyner, Benjamin 


Alfred Bird 


Deed 


397 


N. Contentnea Cr. 


Joyner, Isaac 


Amos Joyner 




219 


N. Contentnea Cr. 


Kigiit, David 


Allen Chance 


Deed 


335 


N. Swamp Cr. 


Kight, Samuel 


William Cox 




288 


N. Swamp Cr. 


Kilpatrick, Bryan 


Richard Wetherington 




196 


S. Swamp Cr. 


Kilpatrick, Bryan etux 


Richard Wetherington 




247 


S. Swamp Cr. 


Kilpatrick, Bryan 


James R. Flemming 




488 


Jumping Run 


Kittrell, John 


Jethro Kittrell 




467 




Knox, James 


Delilah Herrington 




113 


S. Long Br. 


Knox, James 


Reading S. Blount 




123 




Knox, James 


William Nichols 




437 


Beaver Dam Sw. 


Knox, Robert 


James Blow 




196 


Fulford Pond 


Lacey, Penelope 


William Lacey 


P. of Atty. 


230 




Langley, James 


Benjamin Brown 


Deed 


149 




Langley, James 


Godfrey Langley 




334 


Cross Swamp 


Lanier, Robert 


Division of land 




419 




Lanier, Robert F. 


Benjamin Shivers 




252 


W. Chicod Cr. 


Lanier, Robert F. 


Edith Lanier 




423 


W. Tranters Cr. 


Leggett, Obediah 


Arch Parker 


Mtg. 


312 




Lewis, Jonathan 


Kedar Randolph 


Mtg. 


89 




Lewis, Richard H. etux 


William S. Foreman 


Deed 


476 


N. Tar River 


Little, Mary 


Martha Hodges 




455 




Little, William 


Robert F. Lanier al 




455 


White Oak Sw. 


Lockhart, Nathaniel 


Henry Mills Jr. 




342 


S. Cow Swamp 


Manning, John 


Francis Bryant 


P. of Atty. 


85 




Manning, Reuben 


Cinderella Taylor 


Deed 


428 




Mason, Thomas D. 


George Stokes 




44 


City 


Mason, Thomas D. 


Mary Armstrong 




203 


City 


Mason, Thomas D. 


Henry Dockery 




374 


City 


Matthews, Giles 


Samuel Matthews 




426 


Catling Br. 


Matthews, John 


Allen Matthews 




319 


S. Otters Cr. 


May, Harriet 


Benjamin May 




32 


S. Contentnea Cr. 


May, Harriet 


Division of land 




49 




May, Robert W. 


Benjamin May 




40 




May, Robert W. 


William May 




154 


S. Contentnea Cr. 


May, William 


Harriet May 




31 


S. Contentnea Cr 


Mayo, Frederick 


Josiah Wynne 




125 


Mill Branch 


McGlohorn, Lewis 


Division of land 




8 




McGlohorn, Thomas 


Charles Greene 


Mtg. 


368 




McGlohorn, Unity 


White Bowden 


Deed 


197 


W. Buck Swamp 


Mills, Fred 


Mary Mills 




472 




Mills, Thomas 


Joseph Cox al 




134 


E. Swamp Cr. 


Mills, Thomas 


David Wilson 




287 


Reedy Br. 


Mills, Zilpha 


David Wilson 


" " 


287 


Reedy Br. 


Mobley, Benajah etux 


Benjamin A. Atkinson 


" " 


98 


Contentnea Cr. 


Moore, Abel 


Jacob Harris Jr. 




3 


S. Grindal Cr. 


Moore, Alfred 


John Dunford 




28 


N. Contentnea Cr. 


Moore, Ann 


James Moore 




470 


N. Grindal Swamp 


Moore, James 


B. M. Wilkinson 


Mtg. 


185 




Moore, James 


John Barrow 


Deed 


245 


Swamp 


Moore, James 


Darkey Moore 


4( ii 


296 




Moore, Jordan 


Turner Moore 


ii 


102 




Moore, Readick 


Susanna Fleming 


ii ii 


206 




Moore, Reading 


Arden Moore 




282 


S. Grindal Cr. 



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I 



Grantor 


Grantee 


Instrument 


Page 


Location 


Moore, William, guardn. 


Ruel Anderson 




379 


Beaver Dam Swamp 


Moye, Franklin 


Moses Herrington 




195 


Swamp Cr. 


Moye, Franklin 


Arnold Taft 


Deed 


290 


S. Chicod Cr. 


Moye, Joel 


Sothey Brooks 




126 


Swamp Cr. 


Moye, John 


John Lacey 


Mtg. 


15 




Myers, John etux 


Robert Lanier 


Deed 


450 


W. Tranters Cr. 


Nelson, Charles I. 


Edward Nelson 




489 


Creeping Swamp 


Nelson, Giles 


Nimrod Nelson 




106 


S. Bank Dam 


Nelson, Jordan etux 


James Jones 




21 


E. Chicod Cr. 


Nelson, Jordan 


A. W. Jones 




285 




Newborn, William I. 


John S. Brown 




109 


N. Tar River 


Nobles, Benjamin 


Josh Nobles 




121 


W. Swamp Cr. 


Nobles, Warren 


Allen Nobles 




218 


Maple Br. 


Odum, James 


Lawrence Bunting 




73 


N. Grindal Cr. 


Oxley, James 


Spencer Brooks 




113 


W. Chicod Cr. 


Page, William 


John Spiers 


Mtg. 


65, 




Pettit, Gideon 


Gideon Pettit al 


Deed 


490 




Pettit, Nathan 


Arnold Taft 


Mtg. 


64 




Phillips, Isaac 


Benjamin Dilda 


Deed 


33 


E. Black Swamp 


Phillips, Isaac 


John Williams 


r- 


179 


S. Williams Mill Cr. 


Pollard, John 


Nancy Womble 




199 




Powers, Jesse 


John King 




400 


Williams Mill Cr. 


Powers, Jesse 


Merryman Powers 




487 


Contentnea Cr. 


Pritchard, Hugh 


I. B. Hutchin 




182 


N. Grindal Cr. 


Randolph, Jesse 


Robert Randolph 




420 




Randolph, Jesse Sr. etux 


R. F. J. H. Williams 




479 


S. Tison Cr. 


Randolph, George 


Jesse Randolph 


P. of Atty. 1826 






Randolph, James 


R. F. J. H. WilHams 


Deed 


475 


Sam's Branch 


Randolph, Willis 


Tammy Teel 




483 




Randolph, Zilpha 


James Randolph 


P. of Atty. 


274 




Richard, Batson 


Josh Smith 


Deed 


322 


N. Gr. Br. 


Ringold, Thomas 


Joseph Ringold 




322 


Piney Branch 


Ringold, Thomas 


Joseph Ringold 




326 


South West Cr. 


Ringold, Thomas 


Moses Herrington 




371 


South West Cr. 


Robinson, Lacy 


Thomas Hanrahan 


Mtg. 1828 


169 




Rollins, John Sr. 


Josiah Wynne 


Deed 1828 


133 




Sattherwaite, Ruth a 


Shade Venters 


Mtg. 


388 




Saunders, Absolom 


Henry Chamberlain 


Deed 


178 


City 


Selby, Ben M. 


Arch Parker 


Mtg. 


249 




Sermons, John 


Moses Slaughter 


Deed 


251 


S. Swamp Cr. 


Sheppard, James 


William Turnage 




79 




Sheppard, James 


Nancy Smith 




156 


N. Tar River 


Sheppard, James 


Cannon Stocks 




223 


E. Swamp Br. 


Sheppard, James, Sheriff 


Robert Lanier 




244 


Juniper Run 


Shivers, Shadrach 


William Shivers 




104 


N. Tar River 


Simpson, Samuel 


Margaret Salter 




133 


City 


Simpson, Samuel 


Matthew Jordan 




366 


N. Neuse River 


Slaughter, Moses 


Goold Hoyt 


Mtg. 1815 


259 




Smith, Charles 


William B. Tucker 


Deed 


442 


N. Bear Grass Pond 


Smith, Hardee 


Pugh Cannon 




398 


E. Swamp Cr. 


Smith, James 


Goold Hoyt 




9 


City 


Smith, John F. 


John H. Burney 


Mtg. 


43 




Smith, Joseph etux 


William Bright 


P. of Atty. 


415 





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Grantor 



Grantee 



Instrument Page Location 



Smith, Lewis 


William Page 


Deed 


119 


S. Tar River 


Smith, Lewis etux 


James Griffen etux 




350 




Smith, Lewis 


Elizabeth M. Smith 




357 




Smith, Lewis 


Phena P. Smith 




352 




Smith, Lewis 


John Smith 




353 




Smith, Mary 


Cannon Stocks 




198 


N. Flat Swamp 


Smith, Mary 


Dempsey S. Eason 


P. of Atty. 


423 




Smith, Nancy 


James Smith 


Mtg. 


56 




Smith, Nancy 


Charles G. McLean 


P. of Atty. 


225 




Smith, Nancy 


Robert Hatton 


Deed 


248 


Cannon Swamp 


Smith, Sallie 


James Griffen etux 




349 




Smith, Sallie 


Abner Smith 




351 




Smith, Sallie 


Lewis Smith 




352 




Smith, Sallie 


Lanier Griffins etux 




435 


Little Run 


Smith, Stephen etux 


Abram Cox 




192 




Smith, Stephen 


Abram Cox 




215 


Flat Branch 


Spear, Miles 


John James 




29 


Sand Hill Br. 


Stancil, Godfrey 


Lewis Edwards 




106 


Hardees Run 


Stancil, Godfrey 


Noah Tison al 




257 


S. Chicod Cr. 


Staton, Roderick etux 


William Clements 




- 365 


Marsh Branch 


Stox, Cannon 


Amos Stocks 




255 


N. Swamp Cr. 


Stox, Cannon 


Willis Garris 




468 


Flat Swamp 


Stocks, John 


Wilks Brooks 


P. of Atty. 


396 




Stokes, Carr 


Mary Stokes 


Deed 


17 


Coneto Cr. 


Stokes, James 


Cannon Smith 




201 


S. Swamp Cr. 


Stokes, John 


James Stokes 




211 


S. Swamp Cr. 


Stokes, John 


Jesse M. Cherry 




240 


N. Swamp Cr. 


Stokes, John 


Jesse M. Cherry 




333 


S. Swamp Cr. 


Stokes, John 


W. Hanrahan 


Mtg. 


361 




Sutton, Benjamin 


David Sutton 


Deed 


90 


Hardees Run 


Sutton, David 


John Spiers 




332 


Hardees Run 


Taft, Arnold 


Nathan Pettit 




70 


Indian Well Swp. 


Taft, Arnold 


Nimrod Nelson 




346 


Long Branch 


Taylor, William etux 


Whitmell Nichols 


Mtg. 


269 




Telfair, Hugh 


Henry Toole 


Deed 


441 




Trotter, Samuel 


Samuel Latham 


Mtg. 


77 




Tucker, Benjamin 


Hosea Knox 


Deed 


433 


Branch 


Tucker, Keeley 


William Tucker 




288 




Tucker, Keeley 


Benjamin Tucker 




347 




Tuggell, Benjamin 


John Tuggell 




323 


Saw Pit Br. 


Tugel, James 


Benjamin Tuggell 




107 


N. Jumping Run 


Tuggle, John 


John Wallace 




174 


S. Williams Mill Cr. 


Tuggle, John 


Reading Williams 




388 


S. Williams Mill Cr. 


Turnage, Joseph 


Elias Turnage 




380 


W. Contentnea Cr. 


Turnage, Levin 


Charles Jenkins 




38 


Black Swamp 


Turnage, Mooring 


Elias Turnage 




384 




Turnage, Moses 


Henry Nichols 




114 


E. Contentnea Cr. 


Turnage, Moses etux 


Benjamin Briley 




134 


Contentnea Cr. 


Turnage, William 


Wyatt Moye 


Mtg. 


364 




Turnage, William 


Silas Averett 


Deed 


365 




Turner, Absalom 


Cassandra Turner 


Mtg. 


467 




Turner, Josh 


Goold Hoyt 


Mtg. 


420 




Tison, Abner 


Jordan Moore 


Deed 


76 


N. Contentnea Cr. 


Tison, Abner 


Benjamin Tison 




431 





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I 



Grantor 


Grantee 


Instrument 


Paee 


Location 


Tison, Allen 


J. C. Richards 


Mtg. 


488 




Tison, Benjamin al 


Jordan Moore 


Deed 


76 


N. Contentnea Cr. 


Tison, Benjamin al 


Allen Bynum 


Deed 


316 


S. Black Swamp 


Tison, Jesse 


Hosea Knox 




430 


Branch 


Tison, Noah 


Godfrey Stancil 




237 


S. Chicod 


Tison, Seth 


Alfred Moore 




37 


N. Contentnea Cr. 


Tison, G. Washington 


Robert F. J. H. Williams 




465 


S. Tison' s Creek 


Ubanks, John 


James Perkins 




123 


N. Grindal Cr.Van 


Norden, John E. 


G. I. Van Norden 




382 


Tar River 


Venters, Benjamin 


Molcey Buck 




469 


E. Clay Root 


Vines, Samuel 


James Wilkes 




275 


Lightwood Knot Sw. 


Wainright, Aden etux 


William Nichols 




482 




Wainright, James 


John Wainright 




262 


Deep Run 


Wainright, John 


John B. Baker 




276 


N. Bank Dam Swamp 


Whitley, Smithwick 


Frederick Bryan 




292 


Grindal Cr. 


Whitley, Smithwick 


Frederick Bryan 




294 


Branch 


Whitley, Smithwick 


William Whitehurst 




295 


Branch 


Wilkinson, Winifred 


Cockburn Wilkinson 




429 




Williams, Elena 


Luke Short 




292 




Williams, Henry etux 


William Cements 




367 




Williams, Love W. 


Reuben H. Jackson 


Mtg. 


301&310 




Williams, Reading 


John Newton 


Deed 


384 


Williams Mill Cr. 


Williams, Samuel 


Goold Hoyt 


Mtg. 


418 




Williams, Seth 


Reading Williams 


Deed 


178 


Williams Mill Cr. 


Williams, Seth 


John Wallace 




181 


Williams Mill Cr. 


Williams, William 


Warren Nobles 




215 


Maple Br. 


Williams, William R. 


Luke Short 




290 




Williams, William S. 


Warren Nobles 




337 


City 


Willoughby, John Sr. 


Robert Willoughby 




317 


N. Contentnea Cr. 


Windom, Isaiah 


Howell Windom 




24 




Wingate, Francis 


Hall Haddock 




99 


W. Creeping Sw. 


Wingate, Joel 


Reuben H. Jackson 




232 


Contentnea Cr. 


Wooten, Shadrach 


J. Joyner Wingate heirs 




323 


E. Contentnea Cr. 


Wooten, William 


Shadrach Jackson 




387 


S. Cabin Branch 


Wooten, William 


Samuel Moore 


it a 


462 


Bexley's Swamp 


Weatherington, Silas 


John H. Burney 


Mtg. 


207 




Witherington, Robert 


Jacob Herrington 


Deed 


296 


E. Contentnea Cr. 


Witherington, Robert 


Valentine Jordan 




304 





Mrs. Holland Smith Dead, 1881 

Darlington Flag, Hartsville, SC, March 1881 

Departed this life March 7, 1881, suddenly at Clyde, Mrs. Holland SMITH in the 65'" year of her age. The 
deceased was born in Pitt County, N. C, April 12"', 1816, and came to Darlington District, S. C. in 1846. In 
all relations she was an exemplary woman; as a wife she was affectionate and self sacrificing; as a mother 
she was noted for her maternal devotion; as a neighbor she was charitable and kind; and as a Christian she 
was true and faithful to the Master and His church. She joined the Gum Branch Baptist Church in 1860, and 

until she died lived a pious, devoted Christian life. 



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Robert Williams, Rev. War Pension 

These are Revolutionary War Pension papers of Robert Williams - Pension File S39129 - Pension # 9.452. 
They were transcribed by Mrs. Ellen (Williams) Inghrim of Hellertown, PA. and contributed to the 
Quarterly by her sister, Mary S. Williams. There were two Robert William's from Pitt County in the 
Revolutionary War. The other Robert was the noted Dr. Robert Williams, the son of Dr. Richard Williams. 

♦*♦ ♦*♦ ♦*♦ ♦*♦ ♦*♦ ♦*♦ 

District of West Tennessee: 

On the 26th of May 1818 Robert Williams came before me and claimed to be placed on the pension list of 
the United States, that he may receve the benefits of the provisions of an act of Congress passed the 18th of 
March 1818 entitled "An Act to Provide for Certain Persons Engaged in the Land and Naval Service of the 
UnStates in the Revolutionary War" And after being duly sworn deposited and saith that he enlisted in the 
8th North Carolina Regiment of Continental Troops in the Revolutionary War (commanded by Col James 
Armstrong) Some time early in the month of February 1777 in Captain James Mayo's company in which he 
served untill about the month of March or April when Capt Mayo resigned and this deponant came under 
the command of Captain Tartarson at Hallifax in North Carolina and marched under his command to the 
Northward and was in the Battles of Germantown and Branywine after which Battle of Germantown this 
deponant was sent as one of the sick to the hospital of Bethlahem and after his recovery being a shoemaker 
was imployed in that business absent from the regiment until the latter end of the year 1 779 when the 
Regiment to which he then belonged (having been transferred in the mean time on the reduction of the 8th 
to the 2nd Regiment) being the 2nd North Carolina Regiment Commanded by Col Jno Patton and in Major 
Murfrey company in the said regiment with which regiment this deponant march to Hallefax in North 

Carolina dis charged his line of service having expired in the month of Febrary 1780 being three 

years from the time of his enlistment, this discharge has since been lost or mislaid so thst this deponant 
cannot find it. It was signed by Col Jno Patton, the commander of the Regiment. 

This deponant futher states that he never has heretofore allowed any pension by the UnStates nor ever 

a State Government and that from his reduced circumstances he need this pension for a support being now 
in the eightyfifth year of his age. 

Sworn to 

Before me John , District Judge 

From the examination of the affidavet Robt Williams and my knowledge of the character of Capt. Howd 
Tatum, I am well satisfied of the truths of the foregoing statements 
John , District Judge 

District of West Tennessee: 

Howard Tatum maketh oath that he was an officer of the First North Carolina regiment and knowing that 
Col James Armstrong commanded the 8th Regiment he also knows Capt Francis Tartarson belonged to that 
regiment that they marched to the northward in the Spring of 1 777 and this depnant has understood and 

verify that the regiment was engaged both in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown that he 

also knows that the regiment was reduced at the Valley Forge about the month of June 1 778 and the new 
commissioned officers and soldiers were transferred to the First and Second regiment or to one of these 
regiments as well as some of the Commissioned Officers. That this deponant did not know Robert Williams 
untill about seven years ago but is now enabled to say from the conversations that he has had with him 
since this depnant knew him and his particular description of times and places where occurances took place 
during his service that he actually did serve as stated in his deposition that he well knows that the Second 
Regiment of North Carolina troops as well as the First (with whom the deponant was) did pass through 
Philadelphia in the month of December 1779 and from that to Hallefax in North Carolina where they 
arrived about the last od jany or first of Februy in the year 1780. And left Hallefax for Charlestown on the 
fifth or sixth of February in the same year being the same Hallifax where the deponant Williams states that 
he was discharged by Col John Patton who this deponant knows was the commanding officer of the 
Regiment at that time and by calulation of time amounts to three years or thereabouts from the time 
Williams states his first enlistment this deponant has frequently conversed with Williams with respect to 



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the rout from Philadelphia to Hallifax when he has stated to this deponant movements and cicumstances 
that this deponant knew from his own knowledge to the correct and such as could only be known by a 
person marching the same rout and at the same time from which this depnant is enabled to say that there 
can be no doubt that the said WILLIAMS did serve in the Revolutionary Service the period stated in his 
affidavit. Joined to this his good character and reputation for trooth enlitly him to perfect confidance and 
further this deponant saith 

Sworn to the scribed before me of May 1818. John M. Naring, District Judge 

Across end of this page: Robert WILLIAMS, private, 1777 to 1780 As N.Carolina 26 

May 1818 

with File No. 89,129 - Stamped INVALID with "39139" written on it 
Robert WILLIAMS, Serg Rev. War 

Act 18th March 18th 
Index — Vol 3, Page 567 

State of North Carolina Secretary's Office 9th Apl, 1819 

I William HILL Secretary of the State, do hereby certify that it appears from the musterroUs of the 
NoCarolina Continental Line in the Revolutionary War, that Robert WILLIAMS enlisted in said line as a 
Sergt in Capt Tartarson's Company of the 8th Regt in 1777 for the term of three years, that he was a Corpl. 
June 1778. A Private April 78, and discharged 1st Febry 1780 
Given under my hand the date above - signed Wm HILL Secretary 

Envelope that was used to mail second affidavit to Washington DC 

It's stamped "Free" with a post mark of Aug 25 and handwritten "Rec Sept. 9 1820" - Mailed to J. C. 
Calhoun, Secretary of War, Washington City 

State of Tennessee Davidson County 

On this 28th day of July 1 820 personally appeared in open court of the court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of 
Davidson County and State of Tennessee West. Robert WILLIAMS aged eighty six years, resident in 
Davidson County and State aforesaid, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth, on his oath 
declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows in the eighth regiment. North Carolina lines, in 
Capt James MAYO & Capt. Taltersons Company and the date of his original declaration was on the 26th 

day of May 1818 as well as he recollects); and the number of his pension Certificate is 9.458. 

And I do Solemnly Swear, that I was a resident citizen of the United 

States on the 18th day of March 1818: and that I have not since that time by girts. Sale, or in any manner 
disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminsh it as to bring myself withing 
the provisions of an act of Congress entided "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and 
Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War," passed on the 18th day of March 1818. and 
that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me any property or Secruities, contracts or debts, due to me; 
nor have I any a income other than what is contained in the schedule herto annexed and by me subscribed. 
That the whole of his property is one horese and bridle valued to twenty five dollars — that he pursues no 
occupation on account of his inability to pursue any occupation form old age (except to Cooper 
occasionally). That he has no one in family except himself — Robert WILLIAMS 

Sworn to and declared in open court of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Davidson County 
and State of Tennessee 

on the Twenty eighth July 1820 Before us 
James Mulherrin Justice of the Peace 
Wm Hall Justice of the peace 
D. Dunn Justice of the P. D.C. 



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State of Tennessee Davidson County 

I Nathan Ewing Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for said County and State do Hereby 

Certify that the foregoing Oath and the Schedule thereto annexed are truly copies from the original filed in 

my Office in Open Court and I do further Certify that it is the opinion of the salt Court that the Total 

Amount in Value of the Property Exhibited in the Aforesaid Schedule is Twenty five dollars 

In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and Affixed the Seal of said Court at Office in Nashville 

this 10th day of August 1820 & 45th year of American Independence 

Nathan Ewing, Clerk 

Nashville August 24th 1820 

Sir, We enclose your Mr. Robert Williams affadavit, as required by Congress 

To continue to draw a pension from the Government. it may safe to hand. 

Yours very Respectfully, 
B. W. & W. H. Bradford 
to J. C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, Washington 

Robert Williams 
9.452 

B.W. & W.H. Bedford, Nashville, W. T. 
9.452 West Tennessee 

Robert Williams, of West Tenn, in the state of Tennessee who was a Sergeant in the regiment commanded 
by Colonel Armstrong of the N. Carola line for the term of three years. 

Inscribed on the Roll of West Tennessee, at the rate of 8 dollars per month to commence on the 26 of May 
1818. 

Certificate of Pension issued the 16 of April '19, and sent to John Mc Nairy, District Judge, Nashville, W. 
Tenn 

Arrears to 4th of March 1819 ..74.58 

Semi-anl. All'ce ending 4 Sept 1 8 1 9 48. 
9mos 10/31 $ 122.58 

[Handwritten] Notifyn sent to B.W & W. H. Bedford, Esq 2 Nov 1 820 



Patrick Slaves Sold, 1815 

Bill of sale found in the Estate papers of Solomon Patrick; Craven County Estates, Box 1 10; NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of NCarolina Pitt County } 

Know all men by these presents that I John B. PATRICK of the State aforesaid and County of Craven have 

this day bargained and sold unto James BARROW of the same State and County of Pitt five negroes. VIZ. 

Winney and her four children viz Jim Chane Lettuce & Virgil for an consideration of the sum of one 

thousand Dollars to me in hand paid by the said BARROW the receipt whare of I do hereby acknowledge 

that I have bargained and sold the aforsaid mentioned negroes uto him the Said James BARROW him and 

his heirs and assigns, which negroes I warrent to be well soud & harty. And oblidge myself my hers and 

assigns forever to warrant the aforesaid negroes unto him the said BARROW his heirs and assigns forever 

from the Claim of all person or persons Whatsoever 

In Witness whareof I hereunto set my hand & Seal this 8"" day Augst. 1815 

Alfred MOVE John B PATRICK {Seal} 



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Will of Nathan Williams, 1841 

This Will is found in Davidson Co., Tennessee Will Book No. 13, pages 73-74. Contributed by Mary S. 
Williams who is descended from his son, Johnston Williams, who was the Sheriff of Gibson Co., TN 

between 1840-1870. 



In the name of God Amen I Nathan WILLIAMS of the County of Davidson and state of Tennessee 
being in good health both in body and mind do make and publish this my last will and testament to wit in 
the first place after my decease I will that my Executer pay all my just debts and in second place I will and 
bequeath unto my beloving wife Pheby WILLIAMS all my land where we now live to have and to hold 
during her lifetime or widdowhood and shall she marry she shall only hold one third of said land I also 
give to my wife a negro woman Ama during her lifetime. I also give my wife one cow and calf one horse 
and saddle six head of sheep Ten head of hogs six chairs one chest one cupboard and furniture one bed and 
furniture and one bed stede and one half of all the kitchen furnature and one years s erpote for herself and 
finally I also give unto my wife Pheby twenty five dollars in addition to what I have given her to be given 
to her out any money I may leave and if I have none she is to have it of my Estate to be pade to her by my 
Executer here after appointed by me and in the third place after my wifes death I will unto my three sons 
James WILLIAMS, Johnson WILLIAMS, and William WILLIAMS the above tract of land to be equally 
divided between them as they think fit and in the forth place I wish Ama the negro woman and all my 
p arris able property sold and my Executer pay to Tilltha PEARYS d arters Nancy and Tennissee five dollars 
apiece and Mary HALL twenty five dollars and Rebecka NELSON her twenty five dollars and also to pay 
to Ann TERRY son Nathanial five dollars and the ballance of the money after paying the forementioned 
land to be divided between my three sons James, Johnson, and William WILLIAMS in testemony where of 
I do leave unto set my hand and seal this the sixteenth day of May in the year of Lord 1841 in the presents 
of us 

Be I appoint James WILLIAMS and William WILLIAMS my two sons my Executers to carry in to efect 

this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this date 

above retain Nathan WILLIAMS 

Test 

E. H. EAST 

Robt BUCHANAN 



Robert Williams Cemetery, Davidson Co., TN 

The following are cemetery records of the Robert Williams Cemetery located on Pleasant Hill Road, 
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. There are 4 tombstone inscriptions and 14 fieldstone markers. 

Contributed by Mary S. Williams. 

ROBERT WILLIAMS BORN FEB 18™ / 1733/ DIED MAY 28™ / 1826 with footstone 

NATHAN WILLIAMS BORN JUNE 12"^" / 1773/ DIED APRIL 2^^ / 1844.... with footstone 

PHEBE WILLIAMS DIED JULY 2^^^ / 1850/ AGED 77 YEARS 

HERE LIES ANN TERRY, THE WIFE OF/ NATH. D. TERRY WHO WAS BORN IN PITT COUNTY 
NORTH CAROLINA AUGUST 25^" / 1801 DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 7 OF/ APRIL IN THE 
YEAR OF OUR LORD 1839 with footstone 

SITE SURVEYED APRIL 8, 2001. 



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James Ross, Rev. Soldier 

The following are the Revolutionary War Pension papers for James Ross of Martin County, NC and Union 
Co., NC (Pension No. 5857, Folder W.5-722) and his widow, Lydia Ross (Pension No. 6001). 

Transcribed by Candace Gravelle. 

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State of North Carolina, Union County} October Session 1832 

On the 10th day of October 1832 personally appears in open Court before the worshipful court of Pleas and 
Quarter session now sitting James ROSS a resident of the County & State aforesaid aged 72 years a soldier 
of the Revolution who being sworn according to law, doth upon his oath make the following declaration in 

order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress of June 7th 1 832 I entered the service of the United 

States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. First I volunteered in February 1787 
in the County of Martin under Capt John KENNADY of Col. Whitmill HILLS Regiments in the Brigade of 
Genls Eaton and Butler and was marched and join Genl Greens army at hanging rock thence through 

Hillsborough to Guilford Court House where we met the British army under Lord Cornwallis I was in the 

battle at Guilford Court House in March 1787 — Soon after which Capt. KENNADY was disgraced and 
dismissed from the army. 

I was then placed under Capt James EVANS and was at Ramseys Mills on Duck River when the Calvary 
had a battle with the British from thence in Genl Green's Army was marched to Camden South Carolina 
and was in the battle at Camden against Lord Rawden in April 1781. Served at least five months and was 
discharged near Camden So Carolina by Col Guilford DUDLEY in July 1781. 1 again volunteered in the 
County of Martin No Carolina in August 1781 under Capt Ballard in the regiments commanded by Cols, 
Major Eaton and Sewell_ and was marched to Hillsborough , Salem & Salisbury and from there to S. 

Carolina on the Catawba River Served four months and having been for some time in the hospital 

attending on the sick I was discharged in December 1781 by Doctors. 

I volunteered again in the County of Martin No Carolina in January 1782 in the light horse or Cavalry 
under Capt. George COCKBURN attached to Col. Whitmill HILL'S Regiment. Served nine months and 
was discharged in October 1782 having served in all during the tree terms - Eighteen months 
When I removed from Martin County I left all my discharges at the home of my father - they are all lost — I 
have no documentary evidence? - nor do I know of any person whose testimony I can provide to testify to 
my services. 

I hereby relinquish my every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declare that my 
name is not on the pension role of the agency of any state whatever. Sworn to and subscribed the day & 
year aforesaid. James ROSS 



V Question by Court - Where and what year were you born? 

Answer. I was born in the County of Martin State of North CaroHna on 8"' day of June 1 761 
2"^ Question by Court - Have you any record of your age if ? 

Answer - A record of my age has been kept in the family Bible - but I do not recollect whether its not ? 
3"^^ Question by Court - Where were you living when called into Service - where have you lived since the 
Revolutionary War and where do you now live? 

Answer - 1 was living in the County of Martin North Carolina when called into Service. I continued to live 
in Martin County for many years after the Revolutionary War and removed from thence to this County 
Anson about 33 years ago where I have continued to live ?? & where I now live. 

4. Question by Court - How were you called into Service - were you drafted, did you volunteer, or were 
you a Substitute and if a Substitute for whom- 

Answer - 1 volunteered in every instance 

5. Question by Court - State the name of some of the regular Officers who were with the troops with whom 
you served - Such Continental and Militia Officers as you can recollect - and the general circumstances of 
your service - 



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Answers- Genl. Greer a Regular Officer. - Genls Eaton, Butler, Dudley, & Sewell of the Militia. The names 
of the Regiment not recollected - my services were altogether in North & South Carolina - 

6. Question by Court. Did you ever receive a discharge from the Service and if so by whom was it given 
and what has become of it. 

I received my discharges but I have lost all of them. My discharge for my first term I reed from Col 
DUDLEY - for my second I reed my discharge from a doctor whose name I have forgotten 

7. Question by Court. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood 
and who can testify as to your character for veracity and good behavior in your services as a soldier of the 
Revolution 

Answers - The Rev. John CULPEPER and Joseph WHITE Esquire are well acquainted with me 

James ROSS 

Mr. Jno CULPEPER a clergyman of the County of Montgomery N Carolina and Joseph WHITE of Anson 
County State aforesaid - hereby certify that we are well acquainted with James ROSS who has Subscribed 
and sworn to the above declaration - that we believe him to be 72 years of age - that he is reported and 
believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur 
in that opinion. 

Sworn to & subscribed? The day & year aforesaid. 
J CULPEPER 
J WHITE 

State of North Carolina, Union County} on this 22 day April 1849 

Personally appeared before the Subscriber A. STEAGALL a Justice of the Peace in and for said county 
Liddy ROSS a resident of Union County North Carolina aged 84 years who first being duly sworn 
according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the 
previous law made by the act of congress passed on the 2 day of February 1 848 granting pensions to 
widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary war that she is the widow of James ROSS who 
was a private in the army and belonged to Captain EVAN'S? Infantry and drew a pension under the act of 
the 7 June 1832 at rate of sixty-seven dollars and fifty cents per annum and died on the 1 day of January 
1849 and she further avows that she is still the widow of the said James ROSS and that they lived together 
man and wife 68 years and that the were married in Martin County NC before the war don't recollect any 
thing about dates sworn to and subscribed before me date above written. Liddy ROSS (her mark) 

Test A. STEAGALL JP 



State of North Carolina Anson County 

Be it known that before me William ALLEN of of the acting Justice of the peace for said county Elizabeth 
GRIFFIN and after being duly sworn according to law deposeth and sayeth as follows that from the best 
information she has had and can get from her near neighbors that she is 67 or 68 years of age and that she is 
the daughter of James and Liddy ROSS She states that she was 14 or 15 years of age when her father and 
mother moved to Anson County and that her mother had 13 children and she says she was well acquainted 
with Fredrick COURBORN but does not now any thing about his age only he lived in Martin County NC 
when my father James ROSS moved from that county Sworn to and subscribed this 1 1 day April 1850. 
Wm ALLEN JP Elizabeth GRIFFIN (her mark) 

State of North Carolina Anson County 

Personally came before me William ALLEN a Justice of the Peace of said county Hampton B. 
HAMMOND and maketh oath in due form that he is personally acquainted with Elizabeth GRIFFIN, that 
from his knowledge and the knowledge he has obtained from her neighbors, that she is entiled to full credit 
upon her oath or otherwise. 

Sworn to and Subscribed before H. B. HAMMOND 
Niethis 19"" April 1850 
WM ALLEN JP 



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State of North Carolina Anson County 

I Norfleet D BOGGAN Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Anson do 
hereby certify that WiUiam ALLEN whose name appears above is a magistrate for the County of Anson 
duly certified? & quahfied and that due faith and credit should be given to his official acts as such ?? 

Lanesboro N.C. April 20 1850 

Mr. J. L. EDWARDS Sir I send you enclosed some more certificates ress?ting? Mrs. Liddy ROSS'S 
marriage whether it will be satisfactory or not I truly cant tell but I now she has 12 or 13 children and the 
oldest is a virgin (on upon?) (or maybe Virginian?) seventy Mrs Elizabeth GRIFFIN whose declaration I 
have taken - is a daughter of Mrs ROSS is and has a number of grate grand children I cant get the 
certificates from Martin as they should be if this will not do I'll try again I think Mr E. DEBERRY? our 
representative in congress perhaps can give you some satisfaction assisting? the family of Ross's and 
Griffins and H.B. HAMMONDS? I'd Hke to hear from you when can visit 
With sentiments of high respect I am Wm ALLEN 

N. B. you will see by a close examination that in the declarations of FREDERICK COUBURN that he 
stated sixty eight years ago was the marriage of JAMES ROSS and I see it is rased out and put fifty eight - 
and says he does not recollect the exact time and it also appears he does not know his own age-? of this is 
every evidence to show that they have been living together as man and wife. 

State of North Carolina Union County 

This day came before me the undersigned an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county of Union 
William Ross and after being duly sworn according to law deposeth and sayeth as follows That he was born 
in the date of seventeen hundred and seventy according to the records of his fathers family and is now of 
course now 81 years of age and that his brother James ROSS and Liddy COURBORN was married in the 
date of Seventeen hundred and 81 or 82 by one John KENADY a justice of the peace in and for Martin 
County at the house of FRANK COURBORN in said county the far ther (father) of said Liddy and they 
lived together in Martin County for the span of 17 years or thereabouts which and removed to Anson 
County on the date of 98, and my self and father & family moved to Anson now Union County in the date 
of Seventeen hundred and nintety nine and my brother James ROSS and his wife Liddy lived together as 
man and wife until his death which took place on the 1 day January 1849 and that they had 1 1 children 
names as follows Elizabeth Dugal Polly Nancy Hugh Francis Liddy Spicy Sarah Thomas and Margret all 
the above statements he declares and believes is substantially correct sworn to and subscribed this 9 day 
April 1851 this 

C. Steves JP Wm ROSS 



State of North Carolina at Union County 

On the first day of September on thousand eight hundred and fifty five, personnally appears before me a 
Justice of the Peace within and for the said county and state, Lydia ROSS widow of James ROSS aged 
about 91 years a resident of Union County in the State of North Carolina who having duly sworn according 
to law, declares that she is the widow of James ROSS deceased who was a Private which will more full 
appar by reference to his Declaration now on file in the Pension Department. That she is now enjoying a 
pension as the widow of said James ROSS under the act of 2nd Feb 1848 at $67.50 per Annum and that she 
is now a widow - of said James ROSS. She make this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty 
Land to which she may be entiled under the act approved March 3rd 1 855. 
A. Stegall JP Lydia ROSS (her mark) 



Redding Stokes of Pitt County 

In Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago, under the 
heading, "Woodruff County." In 1827... Redding Stokes and his two sons; George Hatch; and Samuel 
Taylor were the first settlers on Taylor's Bay, it being named after the latter. 



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Emanuel Teel, Rev. War Soldier 

The following is a transcription of the application of Martha Teal, widow of Emanuel Teal, Revolutionary 
War soldier (file R 10440), National Archives. Parts of the application are illegible. There is also a letter 
from 1937 which gives some genealogical information on the family. 
Contributed by Katherine T. Goodwin. 

State of Georgia County of Carroll} 

On this sixteenth day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, 
personally appeared before the Court of record held in and for the said county in open court, Mrs. Martha 
Teal, a resident of and in said county and state aforesaid, aged seventy one years, who being first duly 
sworn according to law saith on her oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of 
provisions made by the law of the United States passed the 8th day of February 1853(?) granting pensions 
to the widows of persons who (ILLEGIBLE). ...that she is the widow of Emanuel TEAL who was a Private 
in Capt Hogan's NC Company in the Revolutionary War.. (ILLEGIBLE).... She further declares that she 

was married to the said Emanuel TEAL on the day of 1818, that her said husband died on the tenth 

day of January eighteen hundred and thirty three, that she was not married to him prior to (?) Anson 
County, NC (?) day of January eighteen hundred, but at that time stated as above; that there is no public 
marriage of her record or private record of her marriage. And she declares further that she is now a widow. 
Sworn to and subscribed to in open court on the day and year above written before the said court. 
Henry P. Worthen, Judge Martha TEAL (her mark) 

State of Georgia County of Carroll} 

On this day of AD 1 855 personally appeared before the court a Justice of the Peace in and for 

the county aforesaid, duly authorized to administer, a resident of said county, to be well known as 
a credible witness, and who being first duly sworn, doth on his oath, state that he is acquainted with Mrs. 
Martha TEAL, the above named applicant for a pension, that he has known her for (BLANK) years past, 
that he has appraised her family record, that he believes the same to be genuine, that it is contained in a 
book purporting to be the (ILLEGIBLE) and printed in the year (ILLEGIBLE) and that the said record as 
far as relates to the marriage of the said applicant and the soldier or pensioner above named and of his 
death as follows, which is an exact copy of the same (ILLEGIBLE)... that the said deponent is not interested 
in the claim. 

Subscribed and sworn to day and year above as written, before me and I certify that I am in no manner 

interested. 

(BLANK) 

Justice of the Peace 

State of Georgia County of Carroll} 

On the sixteenth day of October 1855 personally appeared before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in 
and for said county, Charles PHILIPS and Burrell NAIL, who are to me well known and who are credible 
witnesses, and who by me being duly sworn, depose and say that they are each well acquainted with Mrs. 
Martha TEAL, the above applicant for a pension, that they have known her for thirty years last past, that 
they were acquainted with Emanuel TEAL, having known him for 15 years previous to his death, (Philips 
acquainted for six years); that Emanuel TEAL and Martha TEAL lived together as husband and wife and 
were reputed so to be, that deponents never heard the fact of their marriage disputed or questioned; that said 
Emanuel TEAL died on the 10th day of January 1833 and the deponents believe to be the fact, that she has 
never married since her said husband's death, and as his widow, and that her said husband is the identical 
man mentioned as a Private in the declaration above; and that deponents are disinterested. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me the day and year first above written and I certify that I am not interested 
herein. P.G. GIVEN? (his mark) 

Burrell NAIL 
Charles PHILIPS 



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I hereby constitite and appoint Samuel M. BIGHT? my true and lawful attorney hereby authorizing him to 
prosecute this my claim to a pension and to receive the certificate to be issued thereon his 16th day of 
October AD 1 855 Martha TEAL (her mark) 



State of Georgia County of Carroll} 

I the clerk of the Court of Superior Court hereby certify that the Honl H P WORTHEN before whom the 
foregoing declaration was made was at the time so doing, a Judge of said court duly qualified and that 
D.(?) GARRISON Esq. before whom the foregoing affidavits were made, was at the time of so doing a 
Justice of the Peace and for said county duly commissioned and sworn and that the signatures of both are 
genuine. Witness my hand and the seal of said court this 16th day of October AD 1 855 

John LONG A.E. 



Copy of a letter sent by the National Archives in 1937 to a Teel family researcher: 

Re: Emanuel Teal R 10440 

Mrs. J.S. Kirkpatrick December 3, 1937 

Belle Meade Drive 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Dear Madam, 

Reference is made to your letter in which you request information in regard to Jacob and Emanuel TEAL or 
TEEL, of North Carolina, Levy Teal of the Virginia Line and William TEAL of Virginia. 
There is no claim for pension or bounty land on file based upon the military service in the Revolutionary 
War of a Jacob, Levy or William TEEL or TEAL. Such claims are the source of the data furnished by this 
office. The record of Emanuel TEAL follows as found in the claim for pension R10440, based upon his 
military service in the Revolutionary War. The date and place of birth and names of the parents of 
Emanuel TEAL are not shown. Emanuel TEAL married Patsey MCHENRY. The marriage bond was dated 
September 3, 1818, in Anson County, North Carolina. The date and place of birth of Patsey are not shown. 
The soldier died in Henry County, Georgia, January 1, 1830, as stated by his daughter, or January 10, 1833 
as stated by his widow. October 16, 1855, at which time she was aged seventy-one years and a 
resident of Carroll County, Georgia, Martha (as she signed) TEAL, applied for the pension that might 
have been due on account of the service of her husband, Emanuel TEAL, in the Revolutionary War, and 
alleged that her husband enlisted in Pitt County, North Carolina, and served in Captain HOGAN'S North 
Carolina Company; she gave no dates of service but alleged three years' service. Her claim was not 
allowed as she failed to furnish proof of service as required by the pension laws. 

The date of the widow's death is not shown, but she was deceased in 1 859. The only name of a child of the 
soldier that is given is daughter, Mary NORTHAN, who, in 1866, was aged about seventy-four years and 
resided near Atlanta, Georgia. The name of her husband was not stated. 

In 1904, Nathaniel TEAL, of DeQueen, Arkansas, stated that he was a grandson of the Revolutionary War 
soldier Emanuel TEAL, and in 1905, Allen TEAL, of Pittsburg, Texas, stated that he was, also, a grandson. 
Neither gave the names of their parents. 

Very truly yours, 
A.D. HILLER 

Executive Assistant to the Administrator 



Moses Joyner Dead, 1887 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 16, 1887 

Mr. Moses JOYNER died at his home in this county on November 3"*. Mr. JOYNER formerly lived in Pitt 
County where he has a large number of relatives. La Grange Spectator. 



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GooDSPEED's Histories 

Found in the DAR Library, Washington, DC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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R. R. Foreman 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1 890 

R. R. FOREMAN, residing in Independence Township, was born in North CaroHna in 1831, being the son 
of William S. and Elizabeth E. (WILLIAMS) FOREMAN. The father was also a native of North Carolina, 
his birth occurring in 1 806. He followed farming and merchandising with success, and was married in 1 828 
to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Robert WILLIAMS, of North Carolina, a very prominent man and 
surgeon in the Revolutionary War, who was residing in the old North State at the date of his death. There 
were only two children born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. FOREMAN: R. R. (the subject of this sketch) 
and John. Mr. FOREMAN died in Pitt County, North Carolina, in 1836, respected and esteemed by all who 
knew him. Mrs. FOREMAN was again married, her second choice being E. B. FREEMAN, who was for 
many years previous to his death, and at that data, a clerk of the supreme court of North Carolina. Mrs. 
FREEMAN died in 1848 in her native State. R. R. FOREMAN received his education in the schools of 
North Carolina, afterward attending school at Princeton, N. J. In 1 852 he came to Lee (then Phillips) 
County, and located on a farm about three miles from Marianna, this farm consisting of 360 acres, besides a 
large amount of property in another portion. He was married in 1853 to Frances C. WILLIAMS, a daughter 
of Dr. R. F. WILLIAMS, of North Carolina, a prominent physician who died in that State in 1852. To Mr. 
and Mrs. FOREMAN two children have been born: Elizabeth L. (born in 1 861 ) and Mary C. (born in 1 866, 
now the wife of M. H. FORD, of Lee County). Mr. FOREMAN is a member of Lodge No. 171 of the 
Masonic order at Marianna, of Chapter No. 54, and also a K. of H. For some years he was Worshipful 
Master and a charter member of the Blue Lodge, and also High Priest of the order. Mr. FOREMAN and 
family are members of the Episcopal Church. He is a man who takes a great interest in the growth of the 
county, and is lending his substantial support toward gaining this end, and especially is he interested in 
educational and religious matters, to which he contributes liberally. 

Col. John I. Foreman 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1 890 

Col. John I. Foreman, who was born in North Carolina, in 1829, was one of two children resulting from the 
union of William S. and Elizabeth E. (WILLIAMS) FOREMAN. The father's birth occurred in 1806, in 
North Carolina, where he became identified with the most prominent and wealthy planters of Pitt County, 
also belonging to one of the first families of that State. He was married in 1 828, to Elizabeth, daughter of 
Dr. WILLIAMS, an eminent physician of North Carolina, who served as surgeon in the Revolutionary War. 
Mr. FOREMAN died in 1836, leaving to a young widow the management of his large fortune, which was 
willed without condition to her. She again married, her second husband being E. B. FREEMAN, clerk of 
the supreme court of North Carolina for many years. Mrs. FREEMAN having received a large fortune from 
her former husband, turned her attention to the education of her two sons, both of them being sent to 
Princeton, N. J., and graduating from the prominent college of that place. She closed her eyes to the scenes 
of this world in 1848. In 1851 John I. FOREMAN was elected to the legislature, from Pitt County, N. C, in 
which he served two years, and had he chose to remain, could have occupied a most enviable position in 
the pohtical field. This, however, he did not care to do. Having previously paid a visit to Eastern Arkansas, 
he concluded that that was the place for his future home, and in 1853 he came to what is now Lee (then 
Phillips) County, to join his brother, who had immigrated to the State a year previous, bringing with him 
into the primeval forest a vast number of slaves and other property. He had purchased a large tract of land, 
and by the help of the slaves soon brought it from its embryo state, to that of cultivation. This property was 
equally enjoyed and shared by the two brothers, where they lived in great contentment until the breaking 



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out of the war between the States. During that time they added much to their wealth, and became widely 
recognized as the most prosperous and popular planters in the State. They were known far and near for their 
generosity and support to all educational enterprises, and in fact to all movements that betokened the good 
and growth of the county. When the war was declared, John FOREMAN believing the South to be right, as 
a leader of the people with whom he lived, raised a company of soldiers for the Confederate army, and was 
attached to the Second Arkansas, Govan's regiment. Being transferred east of the Mississippi, he fought in 
the battle of Perryville (Ky.), and then returned to the Trans-Mississippi Department, where he was 
attached to Gen. Marsh Walker's staff. He was with this command at the date of Gen. Walker's death, in a 
duel with a well known general. After this Mr. FOREMAN was not in active service, and at the closing of 
hostilities he returned home to find that his plantation and all his valuable property had been destroyed by 
the ravages of war. Let it not for a moment be supposed that his great loss overpowered him, for he set to 
work with redoubled courage and a determination to succeed, and a few years witnessed the recovery of his 
fortunes, and an addition to his property lost. Here in this vicinity he lived for many years, occupying a 
warm place in the hearts of the entire community, by whom he was honored and revered, as a leading and 
popular citizen of this county. A mean action or an unkind word was something perfectly foreign to his 
loyal and generous nature. His death, which occurred in 1879, was sincerely mourned by all who knew 
him, and his work, which was of a lifetime in doing good to man, well deserved its reward in the 
commendation, "Well done thou good and faithful servant." Col. FOREMAN was married in 1855 to Miss 
Arabella ARMSTRONG, of New York City, a daughter of William and Martha ARMSTRONG, early 
settlers of that city, where her father died in 1834. Her mother then immigrated to Tennessee, and then to 
Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. FOREMAN had eight children: William H., Robert L. (M. D.), J. I., Jr., E. W., 
Jane, Arabells, M. K. and Bessie. 

Thomas Warren 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1 890 

Thomas WARREN. He whose name heads this brief sketch, is one of White County's pioneers, and is an 
active and enterprising agriculturist, alive to all current issues, public spirited and progressive in all matters 
tending to benefit the community. His life has been an active one, and by his own industry and intelligent 
management, has secured a substantial footing among the citizens of White County. He was born in 
Edgecombe, County, N. C, September 22, 1814, and about the year 1820 he removed with his father, 
Caleb WARREN, to the State of Tennessee, and was there reared to farm life. The schools of Tennessee 
were not of the best at this time, and were only conspicuous for their scarcity, therefore the educational 
advantages which Thomas received were of the most meager description. He learned to read a little, but 
never did an example in arithmetic in his life. In the year 1834 he was wedded to Miss Rebecca WRIGHT, 
a daughter of John Harrison and Nancy (WHITISS) WRIGHT, and a native of North Carolina, born on 
June 16, 1815. Their marriage resulted in the birth of ten children, whose names are as follows: Martha 
Ann (born November 22, 1834; was married December 31, 1853, to William J. CANADA, who was killed 
while serving in the army. His wife died in 1869, leaving three children: Martha J., born in November, 
1855, Thomas, born in December, 1857, and Joseph, born in 1859), Sarah E. (was born September 25, 
1837, married Isaac DOUGAN, and bore him two children, both deceased), Caleb P. (born January 22, 
1840), Matilda N. (born on March 22, 1842, and married Dr. M. COSTEN, of El Paso), Clarissa E. (birth 
occurred on the 31st of August, 1844, and her marriage took place in 1861; she and her husband had two 
children, William P. and Barbara), Nancy C. (was born March 31, 1847, and in 1 862 she was married to 
Joseph Grissard; (she died in September, 1869), William T. (the next in order of birth, was born August 17, 
1849, and died in infancy), Josiah W. (was born June 21, 1851, and died five years later), Mary K. (was 
born December 31, 1853, and died in December, 1856), Rebecca T. (was born April 1 8, 1 856, was married 
to Rufus BLAKE in 1872, and became the mother of eight children, four of whom are living). Prior to 
leaving Tennessee, Mr. WARREN purchased three slaves, paying $600 and $800 apiece for two women, 
and $1,000 for a man, but on coming to Arkansas in 1856, his slaves had increased to six. He located on a 
quarter section of land which had been deeded to him by his father, and subsequently added, by purchase, 
three other quarter sections of land, and at the opening of the Rebellion was the owner of large landed 
estates, and had fourteen slaves. At the time of his location in Arkansas the country was in a very wild and 
unsettled condition, but, with the energy which has ever characterized the early pioneers, he set to work and 
soon had a good double log-cabin erected on his land, also negro cabins and a horse cotton-gin, the latter 



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being the first erected within a radius of twenty miles. After a few years he put up a steam cottongin and 
grist-mill, at a cost of about $3,500, and hauled his machinery from Des Arc, a distance of thirty-five miles. 
In 1867, he, in partnership with his son Caleb P., engaged in the mercantile business in El Paso, and the 
latter is now one of the wealthiest merchants of the State. Mr. and Mrs. WARREN are now seventy-five 
and seventy-four years old, respectively, and the latter has been a member of the Missionary Baptist 
Church for nearly seventy years. Mr. WARREN has belonged to the same church for about forty years, all 
their children being members of the same, and those who are deceased died in full communion with the 
church, and with the hope and belief of immortality. Mrs. WARREN is an active member of the Ladies' 
Aid Society, and she and her husband are ever ready with open purse to aid the needy and afflicted, and 
when their Master calls will be found ready and waiting to pass "over the river." The paternal ancestors of 
Mr. WARREN came to the United States prior to the Revolutionary War, and took sides with the Colonists 
in that struggle. Of his maternal ancestors he has no knowledge. 

George J. Mathews 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago, 1 890 

George J. MATHEWS. Among the enterprising and prospering farmers and stock raisers of Lee County, 
none are more worthy of mention than George J. MATHEWS. He is a son of Burel and Piney 
(WHITTAKER) MATHEWS, and was born in Pitt County, N .C, December 24, 1820. Burel MATHEWS 
was a native of North Carolina, and followed the occupation of farming all his life. He was married in that 
State in 1818, to Miss WHITTAKER, and to their union six children were born, two now living: George J. 
and Roderick. Those deceased are: Richard F., William Miza A., Henry and one unnamed. Both Mr. 
MATHEWS and wife are dead. George J. MATHEWS first began to "paddle his own canoe" at the age of 
eighteen, accepting a position as overseer on a large plantation. He was married in 1841 to Miss Mary 
CRAWFORD, of Martin County, N. C, who bore him four children, one living: George R. Mary A., P. A., 
and Elisha are deceased. Mrs. MATHEWS died in 1858, a member of many years standing in the 
Methodist Church. Mr. MATHEWS was married in 1 862 to Mrs. Lydia BROOKS, the widow of Amsley 
BROOKS. She is a daughter of Franklin and Lydia MOYE, of Tennessee, and was born in 1827. To the 
marriage of Mr. and Mrs. MATHEWS four children have been given: Marietta (the wife of Allen WALL), 
Kelson O., Epson J. and William F. (deceased). Mr. MATHEWS immigrated to Arkansas from North 
Carolina in 1852, setUing in St. Francis County. He now owns 160 acres of good land, with 1 15 improved, 
the principal crop being corn and cotton. He has acted as marshal of St. Francis County for the past twelve 
years and has served as justice of the peace for six years. He is a member of the Methodist Church, having 
joined that denomination over twenty years ago. Politically he is a Democrat. Mrs. MATHEWS is a Baptist 
in her religious belief, and belongs to that church. 

Abraham Hancock 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1 890 

Abraham HANCOCK. John HANCOCK was a native of North Carolina, and was born July 26, 1804, and 
was married in 1828 to Miss Martha HARRINGTON, who was born in North Carolina June 10, 1809. In 
1836 he moved to Madison County, Tenn., and there engaged in his trade of blacksmithing until 1858, and 
after a residence of several years in Van Buren County came to White County, where he now resides with 
his aged wife. Mr. HANCOCK is of Irish descent and an own cousin of Gen. W. S. HANCOCK. He has 
held the office of sheriff in Van Buren County, but has never aspired to office. His wife is of English 
descent, and both are adherents of the Baptist faith. To them have been born a family of nine children, all 
living, in which Abraham, the subject of this sketch, is the eldest. He is a native of North Carolina, and was 
born November 22, 1830. He was reared on a farm and learned the saddle and harness-maker's trade, which 
has been his principal work, but is also a good carpenter. He was given a good education in the common 
schools of his native State, and at the age of twenty-one began life for himself, first as office boy in a bank 
and later as clerk for a cotton ginner. He was married on March 20, 1851, to Miss Leana C. JONES, and to 
their union one child was born, Martha R. (now the wife of J. J. MARTIN, a farmer of Faulkner County, 
Ark.) Mrs. HANCOCK died in September, 1857, and in March, 1858, Mr. HANCOCK was united in 
marriage to Miss Rebecca A. BERTRAM, a native of Tennessee. To this union five children have been 



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born, two of whom are now living: John S. (a farmer of White County, and who married Elizabeth 
LANDERS, a daughter of Thomas LANDERS, of White County) and Vera A. (born March 14, 1883). 
Those deceased are William H., Paralea A. and Lena. In May, 1861, Mr. HANCOCK enlisted in Company 
B, Twelfth Tennessee Infantry, and served until the surrender in 1865. He participated in the battles of 
Belmont (Mo.), Shiloh (Tenn.), Richmond (Ky.), Murfreesboro (Tenn.), Chickamauga (Ga.), Missionary 
Ridge, and at the latter place was wounded by a gunshot, and was helpless for one year. At the battle of 
Shiloh, he was shot through the hip, and from that wound he still suffers. The last engagement that he took 
part in was the encounter at Franklin, where he was injured, and which disabled him for some time. During 
the entire war Mr. HANCOCK served as orderly-sergeant, his military record being one without a blemish. 
He received his parole in 1865, and at once returned home; here he resumed his trade of harness making 
until 1871. He then came to White County and purchased a farm of sixty acres. One year later he moved to 
El Paso and worked at his trade there, and has since been engaged at farming and carpentering up to the 
present time. Mr. HANCOCK has erected some twelve or fourteen ginpowers in White County alone, and 
there are many marks of his handiwork in different parts of the country. He is a Democrat in his political 
views, but is an independent voter. He has held the office of constable and deputy sheriff in Tennessee, and 
in 1885 was elected to the position of justice of the peace of Royal Township, which office he is at present 
filling. Mr. HANCOCK is an honorary member of El Paso Lodge No. 65, A. F. & A. M., and was secretary 
of said lodge for eight years; he is also a member of Lodge No. 6, and is E. S. W. P. of that lodge. Mr. and 
Mrs. HANCOCK are members of the El Paso Baptist Church, and the former always gives his support to 
all laudable enterprises for the public good. Mr. HANCOCK is a member of New Hope Wheel No. 32, in 
which he was the efficient secretary for years, and is an ardent worker for his order. 

Edward Harper 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1 890 

Edward HARPER, an influential citizen of Romance, is the son of the late Edward HARPER, Sr., who was 
born in North Carolina in 1774, and was an only son of Samuel- HARPER. His parents died when he was a 
small boy and he was left with an uncle. He married, in about 1801, Elender SCALLORN, a native of 
Maryland, after which he moved to Alabama, where he engaged in farming, thence moving to Tennessee 
and in 1855 came to Arkansas, settling in Prairie County, where he died three years later. His wife died in 
1862, leaving a family of eleven children: Overton W., Jefferson B., Andrew J., Durinda, Edia, Malinda, 
Pomelia, Edward (our subject), Joseph A., William A. and Sarah A. Edward, Jr., was born in Alabama, in 
1821, and spent his early life in Western Tennessee, where he received a good common-school education. 
He taught school in Tennessee for a number of years, and was married in 1 85 1 to Mary KYLE, who was a 
daughter of Marvin and Sarah (DEMENT) KYLE, originally of Alabama and Virginia, respectively. To 
this marriage the following children were given: Martha S. (now Mrs. J. B.MATTHEWS), William K., 
Edward L., Julia T., James H., Ellen O. (deceased), Jefferson D., Sidney K., Marvin A., John F. and 
Adolphus. In 1856 Mr. HARPER came to White County, Ark., where he purchased 240 acres of land, and 
now has nearly 100 acres cleared and under cultivation. Himself and wife are members of the Methodist 
Church. Mr. HARPER belongs to the Masonic order, affiliating with Mount Vernon Lodge No. 54, and has 
taken the degree of Royal Arch Mason. Mr. HARPER is a highly respected citizen, and has held the office 
of justice of the peace for twelve years. 

F. H. Pugh 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1 890 

F. H. PUGH, the only physician and surgeon of Lake Village, Chicot County, Ark., was born in Tennessee, 
in 1824, being the son of James and Sallie (ANDREWS) PUGH, both of the State of North Carolina. The 
PUGH family came to America in 1666, landing near Norfolk, Va., where they engaged in planting, and at 
once taking prestige as one of the most prominent and aristocratic families in that State. Three brothers 
came over together: Francis, Daniel and Thomas. Francis was the ancestor of our subject, his son being 
Thomas, and his son Francis (second), following whom came Col. Thomas PUGH. He married Mary 
SCOTT, and their son, William Scott PUGH, was the father of F. H.'s grandfather, James PUGH. James 



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PUGH, the father of the subject of this sketch, reared his family in the place where the family had settled in 
North Carolina, and where he was born. In 1802 he moved to Tennessee, settling in Williamson County, 
where he purchased and cultivated property, and there he resided for forty-eight years, giving his attention 
to tilling the soil. He was in the War of 1 8 1 2. The fruits of his marriage were twelve children—six boys and 
an equal number of girls— our subject being the only member living at present. The father died in 1853, at 
the age of sixty-five; the mother in 1865, at the age of eighty-two. They were both members of the Baptist 
Church. F. H. PUGH, he whose name heads this sketch, was educated in the common schools of his native 
county, and at the age of twenty-three attended the University of Medicine, at Louisville, and graduated at 
the Nashville University when twenty-five years old, after which he located in the county where he first 
entered the world, practicing his profession for five years, at the end of which time he moved to 
Moorehouse Parish, La. He spent the years 1844 and 1845 traveling in Europe, visiting various places of 
interest, hospitals in London and Paris, and returning home in 1846, and locating in the Lone Star State, 
where he remained two years, afterward going to Louisiana. After the war Dr. PUGH went to Delphi, La., 
practicing there for some time, and finally, in 1882, settling in Chicot County. Dr. PUGH is a gentleman of 
the "old school," one who favors all public improvements, is liberal in his views, contributes generously to 
worthy causes, and is thoroughly appreciated. 

John J. Griffin 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs ofN. E. Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1891 

John J. GRIFFIN was born in Greene County, N. C, June 1, 1826, being a son of William and Sarah 
GRIFTIN, who were members of the Old-School Baptist Church and were born in North Carolina, the 
former's birth occurring in 1784 and his death in 1859. Of their seventeen children, John J. GRIFFIN is the 
only one now living. He became the architect of his own fortune at the age of twenty-one years, and for a 
number of years was engaged in farming and rafting. On the 25th of July, 1846, he was married to Miss 
Theresa L. HICKS, a daughter of Thomas S. and Jane HICKS, who were Tennesseeans, the former being 
engaged in tilling the soil. To this union eleven children were born, only four of whom are living at the 
present time: Sarah E. (WINNINGHAM), James M. (farmer, of Clay County, Ark.), John J. (a farmer of 
Dunklin County, Mo.), and T. J., also a farmer of Dunklin County. Mr. GRIFFIN took for his second wife 
Miss Sarah E. SPIKES, their marriage taking place on the 22d of June, 1875. Four of the seven children 
born to their marriage are living: Sanford and Adaline (twins), born September 22, 1875; Lee, born 
February 27, 1880, and Rosa, born September 12, 1887. Mr. GRIFFIN owns a good farm in Lawrence 
County of eighty acres, sixty under cultivation, and devotes his land principally to raising corn and cotton. 
His property was at first heavily covered with timber, but he has made valuable improvements, and has 
now a good and comfortable home. He and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and he is a 
Democrat, and a member of the Agricultural Wheel. For about fifteen years after first coming west he spent 
the fall and winter months in hunting and trapping, and has killed at least fifty bear and hundreds of deer, 
and in some of his hunting expeditions met with many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes from death. 
He was also engaged in rafting on Black River. His parents moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in 
1826, and two years later located in Posey County, Ind., and in 1840 in Randolph County, Ark. 

Rufus M. Dail 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of N. E. Arkansas, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1891 

Rufus M. DAIL. farmer and stock raiser, is a son of William and Nancy (OVERTON) DAIL, natives of 
North Carolina and Virginia, respectively. William DAIL moved to the State of Tennessee, and was there 
married when a young man. He settled on a farm in Anderson County, where Rufus was born, July II, 
1828. and remained there until his death, in 1877, at the age of eighty four years. He served in the War of 
1812, and drew a pension for his heroic performances during that event. Rufus M. DAIL grew to manhood 
on the farm, and remained with his father until that time. He was married in June, 1853. to Miss Christina 
SKAGGS, of Knox County, Tenn., and settled on a farm with his wife, up to the year 1879, when he 
moved to Arkansas, and located in Randolph County. He remained at that place for six years, and had 
brought his farm up to the highest grade of perfection, when he sold out and came to Lawrence County, 



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arriving here in 1886. He has resided here ever since, and cultivates the soil, farming on an average, 
seventy acres annually. Mr. DAIL was elected and served as justice of the peace in Anderson County, 
Tenn., for eight consecutive years, and was also elected deputy sheriff in which capacity he served four 
years. He was an old time Whig originally, and since the war has become identified with the Democratic 
party. His family is composed of six children: Nancy J., wife of James HILL, of Lindseyville; Sarah Ann, 
single; Martha L, wife of Charles BASKET; Naomi, wife of Thomas HOWARD, and Eden S. He has lost 
three other children: Leroy, who died at the age of twenty-five years; William R., who died in his twenty- 
fourth year, and James M., at the age of fourteen. Mr. and Mrs. DAIL are both members of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, and Mr. DAIL was formerly a member of the Masonic fraternity. He is highly 
respected, and his valuable advice and aid in all enterprises regarding the advancement of his community 
are very much appreciated. 

William D. Cannon 

c>/re««^55^^, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1887 

William D.CANNON, sheriff of Shelby County, was born in Fayette County, Tenn., April 29, 1843, and is 
the son of Henry J. and Sarah S. (PEEBLES) CANNON, both parents being natives of North Carolina. His 
father came to Tennessee in 1843, and located in Fayette County, where he very successfully followed 
agricultural pursuits. He was an exemplary citizen, and in 1861 moved to Memphis, where he died in 
January, 1862. Early in life he had prepared himself for the practice of law, but relinquished it for the life of 
a planter, which pursuit better suited his tastes. He was active and prominent in politics, but was not an 
aspirant for office, and on one occasion refused the nomination to Congress. William D. passed his youth 
without noteworthy event, and in 1861 came with his parents to Memphis. He entered the Confederate 
service in 1865, and continued to serve until the final surrender. After the war he followed agricultural 
pursuits in Shelby County until 1870, when he was elected constable of the Eighteenth Civil District. He 
served thus until September, 1 874, when he became a deputy sheriff under Charles Anderson. He served as 
deputy eight years, and was then (April, 1882) elected sheriff to fill the vacancy caused by the death of 
Sheriff Athy. At the general election of 1884 he was elected sheriff by the largest vote cast for any one on 
the ticket. He is one of the most popular sheriffs the county has ever had. Early in the seventies, while 
farming, he served two terms as Master of Melrose Lodge, P. of H. August 1 , 1 870, he was united in 
marriage with M. Florence JACKSON, a native of Fayette County, and by her is the father of four children 
— two sons and two daughters. He is a Knight Templar of the Masonic Order; is a member of the K. of P. 
and the K. of H. In 1886 he was nominated by acclamation by the local Democracy, and was supported by 
the Republicans for the office of sheriff, and was elected by a handsome majority, a noticeable indorsement 
of his popularity. 

Dr. J. L. Mewborn 

History of Tennessee, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1887 

Dr. J. L. MEWBORN, a dentist of Memphis, was born in Madison County, Ala., in 1838 and is the second 
of a family of sixteen children, seven of them living. The parents were Charlton A. MEWBORN, who was 
the son of Joshua MEWBORN, who was the son of Wilson MEWBORN and Mary J. (LONG) 
MEWBORN. The father was born in North Carolina in 1809, moved to Alabama when a young man and 
was for some time engaged in teaching; then devoted himself to farming. He died in November, 1877. The 
mother was born in Alabama in 1822, and now lives at the old homestead where her husband located in 
1843. Dr. J. L. MEWBORN received his literary education at the Macon Masonic College and at the La 
Grange Synodical College. In May, 1861, he enlisted in Company B, Thirteenth Tennessee Infantry, and 
after serving a year as private was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and was engaged with his command 
in the battles of Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Richmond, Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. He was captured 
on detached service in West Tennessee in November, 1863, and held a prisoner at Johnson's Island until the 
close of the war. While in prison he studied dentistry and after his release, in June, 1865, he returned home, 
resumed his studies and then engaged in the practice of his profession. In 1870 and 1871 he attended the 
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Mary, daughter of J. B. and Mary MATTHEWS, who was born in Fayette County in 1 849. Eight children 
have been born to this marriage. Dr. MEWBORN moved to Memphis in the fall of 1871, where he has 
since been most successfully engaged in the practice of dentistry, and stands high in his profession. He is a 
member of several dental associations and an occasional contributor to the dental journals. 

David C. Slaughter 

History of Tennessee, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1887 

Hon. David C. SLAUGHTER, chairman of the Shelby County Court, was born in Greenville, N. C, 
August 25, 1831, and is the son of Abner and Mary (CANNON) SLAUGHTER, both natives of North 
Carolina. In March, 1832, the parents moved to Tipton County, where they located and passed the 
remainder of their lives on a plantation near Covington, both dying in 1871. They were most exemplary 
citizens. Our subject was reared and educated on his father's plantation, and in 1858 was elected sheriff of 
Tipton County and served four years. In March, 1866, he was re-elected to the same office, and in 1868 
was again re-elected, a merited recognition of his standing and prominence in the county. In August, 1869, 
he resigned and was elected State senator. He served until 1 871 and then followed agricultural pursuits in 
Tipton County until February, 1877, when he removed to Shelby County and located on a small plantation 
where he yet resides. In 1878 he was elected magistrate and became cashier for George B. Fleece, county 
trustee. He served as cashier two years and as magistrate ever since. From 1882 to 1885 he served as 
adjuster of claims against the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, and in January, 1886, he was elected chairman 
of the county court, in which position he is yet serving, to the acceptance of the people. In 1850 he married 
Susan A.OVERALL, of Tipton County. They have three sons and three daughters living. He is a Royal 
Arch Mason, a member of the K. of H., K. & L. of H. and the A. O. U. W., and himself and wife are 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

William A. Tucker 

///5torj o/rennes5ee, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1887 

William A. TUCKER, one of the leading citizens of Kerrville, is a son of William B. and Elizabeth 
(MURPHY) TUCKER, both natives of North Carolina, where they were reared and married. They came to 
Tipton County in 1833, and here passed the residue of their days. Their family consisted of nine children — - 
two sons and seven daughters. Our subject was born in Tipton County, Tenn., in 1 834, and followed 
farming and merchandising until 1872, when he went to Memphis and was here engaged in mercantile 
pursuits till 1881. He then moved to Kerrville, and is still engaged in his last named occupation. In 
connection with this he carries on his farming interest, being the owner of about 600 acres of land. In 1861 
he volunteered in a company of Arkansas cavalry, but ill health prevented his remaining long in service. In 
the fall of the same year, having sufficiently recovered, he enlisted in Company I, Fifty-first Tennessee 
Infantry, and during three and a half years of service was never taken prisoner. At the battle of 
Murfreesboro he received a wound from a bursting shell. At the conclusion of the war he returned home 
and engaged in mercantile pursuits until he removed to Memphis. Previous to the war, in 1857, he married 
Helen MONTAGUE, of Fayette County, who bore him four children — one son and three daughters. Mr. 
and Mrs. TUCKER are both members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. TUCKER has been in 
business for about fourteen years, and has added much to the business progress of the county 



Miss Rebecca Corey Dead, 1905 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Feb. 17, 1905 

Miss Rebecca COREY, who has been sick for several months, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening at the 
home of her sister, Mrs. C. A. WHITE, on Dickinson avenue. She was 69 years of age and had a large 
circle of friends who were pained at her death. The remains were interred this afternoon, near Red Banks 

church, four miles from Greenville. 



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Corey vs. Wetherington, 1869 

Found in the Pitt County Misc. Records; CR 079.928.16; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Proceeding in Probate Court 

Louis CORY vs Spire WITHERINGTON 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} In Probate Court Sept. 23"^ 1869 

Spire WETHINGTON applies for the apprenticeship of Gatsy A. COREY and Jordan COREY minors, now 
in his possession. Now in Probate Court The parties having been cited to appear for examination on oath, 
touching the propriety of binding out Said minor orphans. And thereupon Louis CORY appears and claims 
to be the father of Said children and demands them. Louis CORY being Sworn Says the mother of these 
children was the only wife he had, that they both belon gd to Benjamin CORY and that he gave his consent 
for them to be man and wife and that they lived together nine years & six months as husband and wife up to 
the time of her death. The Said Louis COREY further States that he has tried to get his children and was 
afraid to go get them. 

Spire WETHINGTON being Sworn Says that Jane COREY wife of Louis COREY belonged to him at the 
birth of the children in question. He says he does not Know whether The Said Louis CORY claimed Jane 
CORY for his wife or not. 

The Said Louis COREY Says he is able to Support those minors which he claims and Keep them off the 
county, and educate them as the law requires & directs. Therefore no evidence appearing to Show that 
Louis COREY is not the father of Gatsy A. COREY & Jordan COREY, it is adjudged by me that he is 
entitled to the children and that there is no reasion to bind out Said infants. Spire WETHINGTON is 
therefore required to turn those infants over to the Said Louis COREY. 

Calvin COX Probate Judge 



Ayden Items 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 28, 1910 

Miss Elizabeth NELSON, age 82, died Sunday night of heart dropsy. 
She lived with her nephew, Mr. J. C. NELSON. 

The infant of Mr. and Mrs. A. HORTON died Monday night. 

Mr. Lewis MCGLOHON and Miss Pearl NELSON were married Sunday near Hugo. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. COWARD have returned from their bridal tour and made their home in Ayden. 

Mr. J. Carl JONES of our town, was happily married to Miss Bertha TAYLOR, of Grainger Station 
Christmas Day. After spending a few days in Lenoir they will return to Ayden their future home. 

Mr. E. G. COX, special agent for the Dixie, with office in Greensboro, spent Christmas with his family 

here and left Tuesday. 

The family of Mr. Harry SKINNER will soon move from here to near Corinth church. The SKINNER 
family are some of our most substantial citizens. We regret exceedingly to let them go, and heartily 
commend them to the good people of Farmville for their intelligence, uprightness, sobriety and Democracy. 



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Knox Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Clerks Office, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. This 
collection includes all the white entries through 1900. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother [ng= not given] 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother [ng= not given] 

Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses (if given) 



Bland, J. R. (27) ng 

Smith, Mamie (23 Hosea Knox & S. F. 

Jan. 10, 1900. Carolina. W. H. Williams, JP 

E. L. Everett, W. A. Jenkins 

Blount, John (23) ng 

Knox, Lucy (20) Hosey Knox & Sarah 

Mar. 27, 1895. Carolina. W. H. Williams, JP 

E. L. Everett, W. G. Mathews, W. A J. 

Harrison, WilHam (22) Redmond Harrison & Eliza 

Knox, Ada (21) Wiley Knox & Margaret 

Dec. 21, 1876. Pactolus. Levi Rogerson, Min. 

Henry Gray, Slade Rogerson, N. L. Gray 

Smith, Charlie (21) W. H. Smith & Charlie 

Knox, Mamie (19) Hosea Knox & Sarah 

Jan. 8, 1896. Carolina. W. H. Williams, JP 

J. B. Everett, B. A. House, J. S. Smith 

Jenkins, James (23) ng 

Knox, Mary (16) father ng & Sarah Knox 

Mar. 31, 1896. Pactolus. W. B. Carson, JP 

J. Langley, C. K. Mobley, W. H. Ross 

Briley, Purcey (22) W. L. Briley & Becky 

Knox, M. L. (15) ng & Lucy Knox 

Aug. 5, 1896. Carolina. W. T. Pollard 

Nc. H. Davis, Rebie Brily, Walter Knox 



Dr. W. J. Carman Died, 1884 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 19, 1884 

We are requested by a friend of the late Dr. W. J. CARMAN to say that he died at his residence at Ridge 
Spring, instead of at the residence of his brother, as was stated in these columns. 
Dr. CARMAN died of a hemorrage. 



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Bible Records 



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Robason Bible 

This bible belonged to Claudius Roberson of Williamston, NC and in 1972 was in possession of Verna 
Peel, of Williamston, NC, daughter of Thaddeus Roberson and neice of Claudius Roberson. This record 
appeared in the Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, March 1972. The bible was printed for 
Mathew Cary, No. 1 1 8 Market St., Philadelphia and was dated October 27, 1 802. It appears that many 
dates were copied from an older bible record. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Family Record 

Henry Wollard son of David WoUard and Milley his wife was born February the 19"^ day of 1804. 

Noah Wollard was born November the in the year of Lord 1805. 

Noah Hardison son of Luke Hardison and Anna his wife was born Febr. 1816. 

(illegible) Hardison son of Jesu (?) Hardison and Anna his wife was born July the 30'"^ 1818. 

David Hardison son of Jesu (?) Hardison and Anna his wife was born December the 2, 1820. 

Agnes Griffin daughter of Joshua Griffin and Policy his wife was born February the 22"'' 1 805. 

Major Griffin son of Joshua was born Sept. the 17"^ day 1803. 

Harmon Griffin was born November the 1 ^' in the year of our Lord 1 806. 

Salley Griffin was born July [blank] in the year of our Lord 1808. 

Mary Ann Hardison was born Novm.the28'\ 1829. 

Milli Eason Hardison was born July 26, 1 830. 

Following copied from four pages between 726 and 727, title "Family Record" 
Noah Robason and his wife Louey was married Deem, the 28'"^ 1815. 

Gbrill Robason son of Noah Robason and Louey his wife was born the first day of October in year of Lord 
and Saviour Jesus Christ 1816. 

Eliza Robason daughter of Noah Robason and Louey his wife was born Febr. the 25 day of our Lord 1819. 
James Robason son of Noah Robason and Louey his wife was born Novm. the 23'", 1821. 
Eli H. Robason born 1 1 day November 1824. 

Sally Ann Robason daughter of Harmon Robason and Elizabeth was born Feb. the 25 day in the year of our 
Lord 1815. 

David Robason son of Harmon Robason and Elizabeth was born November the 6 day in the year of our 
Lord 1816. 

Winnifred (Ebles?) the daughter of Rebeccah was born March the 9 day 1 823. 

Mary Ann Robason daughter of Noah Robason and Louisah (?) his wife was born September 22, 18(21?) 

Henry Robason son of Noah Robason was born May the 18"^ day of 1833. 

Cloanna Robason daughter of James Robason was born May the 6"' day 1769. 

Luke Robason son of James Robason was born May the 26"^ day 1772. 

Mary Robason daughter of James Robason was born October the 3'^ 1773. 

Henry Robason son of James Robason was born February the 12"^ day 1775. 

John Robason son of James was born December the 8"" 1777. 

Martha Robason daughter of James Robason was born February the 3th day 1780. 

Milley Robason daughter of James Robason was born June the 2"'', 1784. 

Anna Robason daughter of James Robason was born November the 3'^'' day 1786. 

Harmon Robason son of James was born May the 2r' day 1789. 

Noe Robason son of James was born December the 24"^ day 17 (91?) 

Millie Robason daughter of Amos Robason was born December the 22th 1798. 

Tempy (?) Robason daughter of Amos Robason was born February the 23 day 1802. 

Asa Robason son of John Robason and Winnefred his wife was born Febr. 25"" 1805. 

Sintha Robason was born March the 7"^ in the year of our Lord 1806. 

Sopha Robason was born May the 15 in the year of our Lord 1810. 



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Hyman Robason son of John Robason and Winney his wife was born in the year of our Lord 181(0?) 
March 22. 

Thilley Robason daughter of John Robason was born June 25'^ in the year of our Lord 1817. 
Sally daughter of John Robason and Winney his wife was born Sep. 4'** 1818. 

James Robason son of Henry Robason and Martha his wife expired the 4 day of October in the year of our 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ 1811. 

James Hardison son of Jesu (?) Robason and his wife Ana was Born Febr. the 22 in the year of our Lord 
1814. 

Chloe (?) Robason daughter of James Robason and Milley his wife expired the 9 day of April in the year of 
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ 1814. 

David Robason son of Harmon Robason and Elizabeth his wife expired the 17 day of February in the year 
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ 1880. 

Clarry the daughter of John Robason and Winney his wife born May 20, 1824. 
David Robason and Sarahana Eason was mared Jun. 25, 1839. 

Reuben Thomas Robason son of David Robason and Sarah Robason was born September 17, 1840. 
Harmon Thomas Robason son of Harmon Robason and Elizabeth horned April 29, 1839. 
John Edward the son of Thorns Cook and Mary Cook was born June 18, 1838. 

Bridgers Bible Record 

This record was published in the National Genealogical Societv Quarterly , Vol. 16, No. 1, March, 1928, p 
9. The dates were taken from an old Bible bought at auction by W. Evans Price. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

Edwin B. Bridgers and Mary Ann his wife were married March 8, 1 85 1 . 

Edwin B. Bridgers, son of Wm. Bridgers and Mary his wife, was b. Oct. 1, 1809. He d. June 10, 1863. 
Mary Ann Bridgers, wife of Edwin B. Bridgers and dau. of Aaron Atkinson and Sally, his w. was b. Nov. 
20, 1820. She d. April 27, 1890. 

Wm. Aaron Bridgers, s. of Edwin B. Bridgers and Mary Ann his w. was b. Feb. 3, 1852. 
James Franklin Bridgers son of Edwin B. Bridgers and Mary Ann his w. was b. March 16, 1853. 

John T. Joyner Bible 

This bible had on its frontpiece.. "Buffalo, Published by Phinney & Co., New York...Ivison and Phinney 
1856." Transcribed and contributed by Dannie Wooten. 

Mary Jane Williams born Jan. 15 1853 

Richard L. Joyner and Bertha was married 1-31-1882 

John T. Joyner son of Thomas Joyner and Susanna his wife was born June 4 1 826 

Mary Jane Joyner dau. of Wilie Williams and Priscillar his wife was born October 1 9 1 829 

Alfred M. Joyner son of John T. Joyner and Mary Jane his wife was born January 2, 1 854 

Emily C. Joyner daughter of the above parents was born March 28 1 858 

Richard L. Joyner son of John T. Joyner and Mary Jane his wife was born October 17 1856 

John T. Joyner son of the above parents was born April 16 1859 

William Elijah Joyner son of John T. Joyner Jr. and wife Lula was born July 19 1884 

Birth Joyner dau. of Taylor Barrow and his wife Mary was born January 2, 1862 

Effie S. Joyner dau. of Richard L. and his wife Birtha Joyner was born February 8 1883. 

Mary Jane Joyner dau. of Richard L. and his wife Birtha Joyner was born March 1 1 1884 

Infant son of R. L. Joyner and his wife Birtha was born August 6 1885 and died August 20 1885. 

Leonidas A. Joyner son of Richard L. Joyner and his wife Birtha was born June 5 1886. 

Thomas Eh Joyner son of R. L. and Birtha Joyner was born January 20 1888 

Aquilla H. Joyner son of R. L. and Birtha Joyner was born March 24 1889 

Birtha Verona Joyner dau. of R. L. and Birtha Joyner was born August 26 1890 died April 10 1956 
Richard Audry Joyner son of R. L. and Bertha Joyner was born was born April 1 1892 
John Barrow Joyner son of R. L. and Bertha Joyner was born February 4 1894 



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Bettie Isabelle Joyner dau of R. L. and Bertha Joyner was born February 9 1898 
Emily C. Joyner died March 5 1906 
A.M. Joyner died December 29 1908 
Richard L. Joyner died September 6 1921 
Leona Joyner died March 1922 

Effie Senora Lewis dau. of Richard L. and Bertha Joyner died August 15 1938. Her husband Samuel Taylor 
Lewis died August 15 1937 

Ronald Davis Joyner was born October 8 1896 son of A. M. and Maggie F. Joyner 



William L. F. Cory Bible Record 

This bible was published by B. F. Johnson & Co., Richmond, Va. 1885. The bible is owned by Patsy Corey 
Styron of Greenville, NC and was given to her by her aunt. Miss Lela Henrietta Corey. Photocopies of the 
bible record were contributed to the Quarterly by Patsy Corey. 

Marriages 

William Licurgus Franklin Cory and Norah Jane Deaylme Jayne Worthington was Married on the 15'*' day 
of May 1890 

Births 

D. Lela Henrietta 19"' August 1902 
William Licurgus Corey 16''' December 1903 

26*Feby. 1905 

13* January 1906 

Nina Oletta Cory born Oct. 7, 1908 
Vera Dupe Cory born Jan. 31, 1910 

Samuel Franklin Glenn Cory the son of William Licurgus Franklin Cory and Norah Jane D. Cory his wife 
was borned on the 2 day February 1891 

Norah Lillian Lynn Cory the daughter of W. L. F. Cory and his wife Norah J. D. Cory was borned on the 
13"" day of February 1892 

Beulah Elizebeth Cory the daughter of William L. F. Cory and his wife Norah J. D. Cory was borned on the 
29'" day of June 1893. 

William Richard Cory Borned Dec 18, 1894 
Carious Robbert Cory borned Oct. 7, 1 895 
John Jacob Astor Cory borned Dec. 8, 1896 
Omie Cordelia Cory borned Feby. 1, 1898 
Alfred L. Corey borned Jan 24, 1899 
Rebecca Cory borned March 8, 1900 
Elbert Brewster Cory borned April 18, 1901 



John D. Slaughter 

History of Tennessee, Goodspeed Publishers, Chicago 1887 

John D. SLAUGHTER was born in Tipton County, Tenn., in 1850, and is a son of Dr. Wyatt and Mary 
Ann (FLEMING) SLAUGHTER. The father was a native of North Carolina and the mother of Tennessee. 
Dr. . SLAUGHTER was a practicing physician in Tipton and Shelby Counties for twenty-five years, then 
moved to Fort Smith, Ark., where he now carries an extensive practice. John D. SLAUGHTER was 
educated in Tipton County. He spent some time clerking after finishing his education. He married Miss 
Mary M. STEWART, a daughter of J. D.STEWART, a well known farmer of Shelby County. Eight 
children have been born to this union, only five of them living. Mrs. SLAUGHTER is an earnest member 
of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1885 Mr. SLAUGHTER established himself as a merchant at 
Stewartsville, in Shelby County, and has conducted his business in an enterprising, liberal manner, and has 
a large patronage. He is independent in politics and a man of generous disposition, and broad views. 



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Queries 



I am seeking the birthdate and birthplace of Simon BURNEY, who was married to an unknown HARDEE 
woman and died between 1792 and 1796 in Greene Co., GA. Several of his grandchildren, including Sarah 
BURNEY CANNON, b. 1771, were living in Craven Co., NC in 1790. 1 believe Simon BURNEY'S 
parents were John BURNEY, b. 1716 in NC and Elizabeth CHEEK, b. 1721 in VA. 
—Carol L. Cannon TUTTLE; 5186 S. Williams Drive, Greenwood Village, CO 80121 (303) 806-9462 

I am seeking proof of the parents of Camel/Cammel/Campbell TISON, b. abt. 1760 in Pitt Co., NC, d. abt. 
1823 in Effingham Co., GA.; married in 1790 to Unity DYKES. They had 10 known children. 
—Tyson ASHLOCK; 609 Encino PI. NE #503, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2615 

I am looking for the parents of John TRIPP, born abt. 1 825 in Pitt County. He married to Lucy SMITH, b. 

abt. 1816, the daughter of Lazarus SMITH. Their children were: William H. TRIPP, Lawrence TRIPP, 

Lazarus TRIPP, John Stanley TRIPP, Mary Elizabeth TRIPP, Bryant Augustus TRIPP, John A. TRIPP, 

Marshall Washington TRIPP, and Susan F. TRIPP. 

—J. D. BALDREE; 708 Branton Dr., Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 487-7466 

idnclion@bellsouth.net 

I am looking for the parents and ancestry of Jacob MOORE (b. 1681) who married Alice JONES. What 

were their childrens names other than Henry MOORE (b. 1745)? 

—Ola GURNEY; 4812 SuUivan Blvd., Va. Beach, VA. 23455-5804 (757) 497-821 8 

graypom@cox.net 

I am seeking information on the family of Nancy JONES (b. 1807) head of house in the 1850 Pitt County 
Census. Included in her household was her youngest son, John Daniel JONES (b. 1845). He married 
Martha Ann TAYLOR (b. 1844) daughter of Wesson TAYLOR and Harriett ROSS. John and Martha 
moved to Martin County where they are buried. He was a farmer and was known as "Dan JONES." 
—Jessie Jones SAPP; 3530 Wiggins Lane, Cantonment, PL 32533-4808 (850) 968-6701 

I am seeking information about the wives and children of Sterling/Starling AVERETT (or AVERY) who 
died before May 1 868. What was the name of his first wife? Did he have children other than Polly 
BLANDIFORD named in his Will? 

—Jim ANGLIM; 19 Beechwood Terrace, Matawan, NJ 07747-3071 (732) 566-0730 
jimanglim@aol.com 

I am looking for information on the ancestry and family of Henry W. MARTIN, Sr. (18 14?- 1892) of Pitt 
County. I think he was married to Piety TAYLOR (b. ca. 1814). Their son was Fernando Cisero MARTIN 
(1850-1930) of Pitt County. 

—Marguerite MARTIN; 1 15 Elizabeth Dr., Manteo, NC 27954 
mb.martin@earthlink.net 



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INDEX 



Adams, Absalom 1, 4 

Adams, Daniel 1 

Adams, William 2, 4 

Albritton, Adam Jr 1 

Albritton, Adam 1 

Albritton, Howell, 1 

Albritton, James 1 

Albritton, Jonathan 2 

Albritton, Luke 1 

Albritton, Samuel 1 

Allen, William 15, 

16 

Ambrose, Zachariah 1 

Anderson, John 1 

Anderson, Ruel 1, 3, 

7 

Andrews, Sallie 22 

Andrews, Warren 1 

Andrews, William 1 

Armstrong, Arabella 20 

Armstrong, Caswell 1 

Armstrong, James, Col 10 

Armstrong, Mary 6 

Armstrong, William 20 

Arnold, Noah 3 

Askew, Benjamin 1 

Askew, James 1 

Atkinson, Aaron 29 

Atkinson, Ben A 1, 3, 

4 

Atkinson, Benjamin A 6 

Averett, Jordan 1 

Averett, Silas 1,8 

Averett, Silas 8 

Averett, Starling 31 

Avery, Daniel 2 

Baker, John B 9 

Balderee, Gideon 1 

Barber, William 5 

Barnhill, Jesse 1 

Barnhill, Riley 1 

Barrow, Beazer 1 

Barrow, James 1 

Barrow, James 1, 12 

Barrow, John 1 

Barrow, John 6 

Barrow, Taylor 29 

Basket, Charles 24 

Bauldree, Isaac 1 

Beddard, William 1 

Bell, Benjamin 5 

Bell, John 1 

Bell, Richard 1 

Bell, Sophia 4 

Bernard, William 1,4 

Bertram, Rebecca A 21 



Biddle, William P 1 

Bird, Alfred 6 

Blake, Rufus 20 

Bland, Hiland 1 

Bland, J. R 27 

Blandiford, Polly 31 

Bleeker, John B 1,2 

Blount Reading 2 

Blount, Allen 2 

Blount, Jacob 2 

Blount, John 27 

Blount, Reading S 6 

Blount, William A 2 

Blow, James 1, 2, 

3,4,5,6 

Boggan, Norfleet D 16 

Bond, Lewis 2 

Bowden, White 6 

Bowers, Franklin 2 

Boyd, Beazer 2 

Boyd, John 2 

Braxton, Council 1 , 4 

Braxton, Council 4 

Bridgers, Edwin B 29 

Bridgers, James Franklin ..29 
Bridgers, William Aaron... 29 

Bridgers, William 29 

Bright, William 2, 7 

Briley, Benjamin 2, 4, 

5, 8 

Briley, Irvin 2 

Briley, John 2 

Briley, Purcey 27 

Briley, Rebie 27 

Briley, W. L 27 

Briley, Willis 2 

Brinkley, Alexander 1 

Britt, Sparkman 2 

Brooks, Amsley 21 

Brooks, Joseph 2 

Brooks, Lydia, Mrs 21 

Brooks, Sothey 7 

Brooks, Spencer 7 

Brooks, Stephen 2 

Brooks, Thomas 2 

Brooks, Wilks 8 

Brown, Benjamin 6 

Brown, John S 3 

Brown, John S 7 

Brown, John 2 

Brown, William M 4 

Brown, William 3 

Bryan, Frederick 2 

Bryan, Frederick 9 

Bryan, Reuben 1 

Bryant, Francis 6 



Buchanan, Robert 13 

Buck, John H 3, 5 

Buck, Lanier 2 

Buck, Molcey 9 

Buck, Noah 2 

Bunting, Lawrence 7 

Burney, John H 2, 5, 

7,9 

Burney, John 31 

Burney, Simon 31 

Burney, William 2 

Bynum, Allen 9 

Bynum, Turner 2 

Campbell, Arch 2 

Canada, Wilham J 20 

Cannon, Caleb 2 

Cannon, Henry J 24 

Cannon, Ira 2 

Cannon, Mary 25 

Cannon, Pugh 2, 5, 

7 

Cannon, Sarah Burney 31 

Cannon, William D 24 

Carman, W. J., Dr 27 

Carmon, Ira 3 

Carney, Henry C 3 

Carney, Joel 2 

Carney, Stephen 2 

Carson, W. B 27 

Carson, William 2, 3 

Carson, William 3 

Causway, Absalom 2 

Cements, William 9 

Chamberlain, Henry 7 

Chance, Allen 6 

Chapman, Furnifold 2 

Chapman, Stephen 2 

Cherry, Jesse M 8 

Cherry, Ormond 1 

Childs, Timothy 2 

Clardy, William H 2 

Clark, James S 2, 3, 

5 

Clark, William 2,3, 

5 

Clement, Willie 2 

Clements, William 8 

Coart, John 3 

Cobb, Frederick 3 

Cobb, Gray 3 

Cobb, Mary 3 

Cobb, Stephen 3 

Cob urn, Frank 16 

Coburn, Frederick 15, 

16 

Coburn, Liddy 16 



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Cockburn, George, Capt. . 14 



Coggins, Elizabeth 3 

Coggins, Sally 3 

Congleton, David 3 

Cook, John Edward 29 

Cook, Thomas 29 

Corbett, Jesse 3 

Corbin, Samuel 3 

Corey, Gatsey A 26 

Corey, Jane 26 

Corey, Jordan 26 

Corey, Rebecca 25 

Cory, Benjamin 26 

Cory, Louis 26 

Costen, M, Dr 20 

Coward, J. C 26 

Cox, Aaron 3 

Cox, Abraham 3 

Cox, Abram 8 

Cox, Calvin 26 

Cox, E. G 26 

Cox, Joseph 3, 4, 

6 

Cox, William 6 

Crawford, Mary 21 

Crisp, Moses 3 

Culpepper, John, Rev 15 

Dail, Rufus M 23, 

24 

Dail, WilHam 23 

Daniel, Benjamin 3 

Daniel, Edmond A 3 

Daniel, George 3 

Daniel, John S 3 

Daniel, Josiah 2, 3 

Daniel, Lanier 3 

Daniel, Luther 3 

Daniel, Margaret 3 

Daniel, Thomas L 3, 4 

Daniel, William 3 

Davenport, Arch 3 

Davenport, John 3 

Davis, Kinchen 3 

Davis, Mc. H 27 

De Shields, Noah 3 

DeShield, Noah 5 

Dickenson, Martha 3 

Dilda, Benjamin 7 

Dixon, Edward 3 

Dixon, James A 3 

Dixon, John? A., 3 

Dixon, Robert 1,4 

Dockery, Henry 6 

Dougan, Isaac 20 

Dudley, Guilford, Col 14 

Dunford, John 3 



Dunford, John 5 

Dunford, John 6 

Dunn, D 11 

Dunn, S. G 2 

Dupree, Peggy A 4 

Dupree, Redmond B 3 

Dupree, Robert B 4 

Dupree, Thomas 3 

Dupree, Willis 3 

Dupree, Willis 3 

Dupree, Willis 3 

Duval, Peggy 3 

Dykes, Unity 31 

Eason, Dempsey S 8 

Eason, George 2 

Eason, George 3 

Eason, Thomas 3 

East, E. H 13 

Ebles, Winnifred 28 

Eborn, Benjamin F 1 

Edwards, Gray 3 

Edwards, J. L 16 

Edwards, Levi 3 

Edwards, Lewis 1 

Edwards, Lewis 8 

Edwards, Silas 4 

Elks, William 3 

Eubanks, John 9 

Evans, Alex 4 

Evans, Amos Jr 4 

Evans, Amos 1 

Evans, Amos 4 

Evans, James, Capt 14 

Evans, Richard 4 

Evans, Richard 4 

Everett, E. L 27 

Everett, J. B 27 

Ewell, Josh 5 

Ewell, Joshua, 4 

Ewell, Stephen 4 

Ewing, Nathan 12 

Fleming, Luke 4 

Fleming, Susanna 6 

Flemming, Benj 4 

Flemming, James R 6 

Flemming, James 4 

Flemming, Peter 4 

Flemming, Willis 4 

Floyd, Bazzle 4 

Forbes, Stephen B 3 

Ford, M. H 19 

Foreman, Ivy 4 

Foreman, John I., Col 19, 

20 

Foreman, John L 4 

Foreman, R. R 19 



Foreman, William B 4 

Foreman, William S 2, 6, 

19 

Forrest, Samuel 2, 4, 

5 

Forrest, Whitney I. (J.) 4 

Freeman, E. B 19 

Frizzel, Jonathan 4 

Gainor, Joseph 4 

Galloway, John 4 

Galloway, John 5 

Gardner, Jesse 3 

Garris, Willis 8 

Gaskins, Thomas 4 

Given, P. G 17 

Glasgow, John 2 

Goff, Patience 4 

Goodwin, Katherine T 17 

Gravelle, Candace 14 

Gray, Henry 27 

Gray,N.L 27 

Greene, Charles 1, 6 

Griffen, James 4, 8 

Griffen, Jesse 4 

Griffen, Lanier 4 

Griffen, Thomas 4 

Griffin, Agnes 28 

Griffin, Elizabeth 15, 

16 

Griffin, Harmon 28 

Griffin, John J 23 

Griffin, Joshua 28 

Griffin, Major 28 

Griffin, Sally 28 

Griffin, William 23 

Griffins, Lanier 8 

Grissard, Joseph 20 

Grist, Richard 2 

Gurganus, Reuben Jr 4 

Gurganus, Reuben Sr 4 

Gwaltney, Robert 4 

Haddock, Charles 4 

Haddock, Fred 4 

Haddock, Hall 4,9 

Haddock, John 4 

Haddock, Liscomb 4 

Haddock, Wellington 4 

Haddock, William 4 

Haddock, Wm 5 

Hall, Mary 13 

Hall, Wilham 11 

Hammond, Hampton B. ... 15, 
16 

Hancock, Abraham 21, 

22 

Hancock, John 21 



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Hancock, W. S. , Gen 21 

Handcock, John 4 

Hanrahan, Thomas 7 

Hanrahan, W 4, 5, 

8 

Hardee, Charles S 4 

Hardee, Nashville 4 

Hardee, William 4 

Hardison, David 28 

Hardison, Jesse 28 

Hardison, Luke 28 

Hardison, Mary Ann 28 

Hardison, Milli Eason 28 

Hardison, Noah 28 

Harper, Alex 4 

Harper, Edward 4, 5, 

22 

Harper, James 4 

Harper, Samuel 22 

Harrell, Josh 5 

Harrington, Abram 4 

Harrington, Jacob 4 

Harrington, Martha 21 

Harris, Cynthia 4 

Harris, Dawson 4 

Harris, Jacob Jr 6 

Harris, James 4 

Harris, Richard 4 

Harris, Smith 4 

Harris, Susanna 4 

Harrison, Redmon 27 

Harrison, WilHam 27 

Hart, Barrum 4 

Hart, Barrum 5 

Hatch, George 16 

Hathaway, John 5 

Hatton, David 5 

Hatton, Robert 8 

Hearne, Reuben 5 

Herrington, Abraham 2 

Herrington, Dehlah 6 

Herrington, Jacob 9 

Herrington, Moses 3, 7 

Hicks, Theresa L 23 

Hicks, Thomas S 23 

Highsmith, Daniel 5 

Highsmith, Jacob 5 

Highsmith, James 5 

Highsmith, John 5 

Highsmith, Moses 5 

Hill, James 24 

Hill, Whitmill, Col 14 

Hill, William 11 

Hiller, A.D 18 

Hines, Richard Sr 5 

Hines, Richard 5 



Hodges, Jenny 5 

Hodges, John 5 

Hodges, Martha 6 

Hodges, Richard 5 

Hodges, Sally A 5 

Hodges, William 5 

Holloway, James 2, 5 

HoUoway, John 5 

Hooker, Nathan 5 

Hopkins, Daniel 5 

Hopkins, Tabitha 5 

Hopkins, Whitwell 5 

Home, Henry 4 

Horton, A 26 

House, B. A 27 

House, John 4 

Howard, Thomas 24 

Hoyt Eli 5 

Hoyt, Gould 2,4, 

5,7, 8,9 

Hudson, John 4 

Hussey, Jennette 2 

Hussey, Jesse 5 

Hussey, Josh B 5 

Hussey, Thomas C 3 

Hussey, Thomas 5 

Hutchin, I. B 7 

Hutchins, Israel B 5 

Hutchins, J. R 1 

Inghrim, Ellen W 10 

Jackson, M. Florence 24 

Jackson, Reuben H 9 

Jackson, Reuben H 9 

Jackson, Reuben 2 

Jackson, Shadrach 9 

James, John 8 

Jenkins, Charles 5, 8 

Jenkins, James 27 

Jenkins, John 5 

Jenkins, W. A 27 

Jethro Kittrell 6 

Johnson, John M 5 

Johnson, Katherine 5 

Johnson, Robert 5 

Johnston, Cannon 5 

Johnston, Hardee 5 

Johnston, James Sr 5 

Joiner, Thomas 5 

Jones, A. W 7 

Jones, Alice 31 

Jones, Eldridge 5 

Jones, J. Carl 26 

Jones, James 7 

Jones, John Daniel 31 

Jones, John 5 

Jones, Leana C 21 



Jones, Nancy 31 

Jones, Samuel W 5 

Jones, Willoughby 5 

Jones, Zacariah 5 

Jordan, Matthew 7 

Jordan, Valentine 1 

Jordan, Valentine 5 

Jordan, Valentine 9 

Joyner, Aaron 2 

Joyner, Alfred M 29 

Joyner, Amos 5, 6 

Joyner, Aquilla H 29 

Joyner, Benjamin 5, 6 

Joyner, Bertha 29 

Joyner, Effie S 29 

Joyner, Emily C 29 

Joyner, Isaac 3, 6 

Joyner, John Barrow 29 

Joyner, John T 29 

Joyner, John 3 

Joyner, Leonidas A 29 

Joyner, Mary Jane 29 

Joyner, Moses 18 

Joyner, Richard Audry 29 

Joyner, Richard L 29 

Joyner, Thomas Eli 29 

Joyner, Thomas 29 

Joyner, William Elijah 29 

Kammerer, Roger 1 , 

12, 19, 26, 28,29 

Keel, Simon 3 

Kennedy, John, Capt 14 

Kight, David 6 

Kight, Samuel 6 

Kilpatrick, Bryan 4, 6 

Kilpatrick, Bryan 6 

King, John 7 

Kirkpatrick, J. S., Mrs 18 

Kittrell, John 6 

Knight, Charles W 5 

Knox, Ada 27 

Knox, Hosea 9, 8, 

27 

Knox, James 6 

Knox, Lucy 27 

Knox,M. L 27 

Knox, Mamie 27 

Knox, Mary 27 

Knox, Robert 6 

Knox, Walter 27 

Knox, Wiley 27 

Kyle, Mary 22 

Lacey, John 7 

Lacey, Penelope 6 

Lacey, William 6 

Landers, Elizabeth 22 



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Langley, Godfrey 6 

Langley, Godfrey 2 

Langley, J 27 

Langley, James 6 

Lanier, Edith 5, 6 

Lanier, Robert 5, 6, 

7 

Lanier, Robert F 6 

Latham, Samuel 5, 8 

Leggett, Obediah 6 

Leight, Levi 5 

Lewis, Jonathan 6 

Lewis, Richard H 6 

Little, Mary 6 

Little, William 6 

Lockhart, Nathaniel 6 

Long, John 18 

Long, Mary J 24 

Manning, John 6 

Manning, Matthew 1, 2 

Manning, Reuben 6 

Martin, Fernando C 31 

Martin, Henry W 31 

Martin, J. J 21 

Mary Mills 6 

Mason, Thomas D 6 

Mathews, Burel 21 

Mathews, George J 21 

Matthews, Allen 6 

Matthews, Giles 6 

Matthews, J. B 22, 

25 

Matthews, John 3 

Matthews, John 6 

Matthews, Samuel 6 

Matthews. W. G 27 

May, Benjamin 6 

May, Harriet 6 

May, Robert W 6 

May, William 5, 6 

Mayo, Frederick 6 

Mayo, James, Capt 10, 

11 

McGlohon, Lewis 6, 26 

McGlohorn, Thomas 6 

McGlohorn, Unity 6 

McHenry, Patsey 1 8 

McLean, Charles G 8 

Mewborn, Charlton A 24 

Mewborn, J. L 24 

Mewborn, Joshua 24 

Mewborn, Wilson 24 

Mills, Fred 6 

Mills, Henry Jr 6 

Mills, Thomas 2,6 

Mills, Zilpha 6 



Mobley, Benajah 6 

Mobley, C. K 27 

Montague, Helen 25 

Moore, Abel 6 

Moore, Alfred 3, 6, 

9 

Moore, Allen 1 

Moore, Ann 6 

Moore, Arden 6 

Moore, Darkey 6 

Moore, George 1 

Moore, Henry 31 

Moore, Jacob 31 

Moore, James 6 

Moore, Jordan 2, 5, 

6,8,9 

Moore, Nancy 3 

Moore, Norcott 2 

Moore, Readick 6 

Moore, Reading 6 

Moore, Samuel 9 

Moore, Turner 6 

Moore, William 3 

Moore, William 7 

Moye, Alfred 12 

Moye, FrankHn 7,21 

Moye, Joel 7 

Moye, John 7 

Moye, Lydia (Mayo?) 2 

Moye, Lydia 21 

Moye, Wyatt 8 

Murphy, Elizabeth 25 

Myers, John 7 

Nail, Burrell 17 

Naring, John N 1 1 

Nelson, Charles 1 7 

Nelson, Edward 7 

Nelson, Elizabeth 26 

Nelson, Giles 7 

Nelson, James 2 

Nelson, Jordan 7 

Nelson, Nimrod 7, 8 

Nelson, Pearl 26 

Nelson, Rebecca 1 3 

Newborn, WiUiam 1 2, 7 

Newton, John 3 

Newton, John 3 

Newton, John 9 

Nichols, Henry 8 

Nichols, Whitmell 8 

Nichols, William 6,9 

Nobles, Allen 7 

Nobles, Benjamin 7 

Nobles, Josh 7 

Nobles, Warren 3, 7, 

9 



Norcott, John 2 

Northan, Mary 1 8 

Odum, James 7 

Overall, Susan A 25 

Overton, Nancy 23 

Oxley, James 7 

Page, William 7 

Page, WilHam 8 

Parker, Arch 4, 6, 

7 

Parker, Archibald 1 , 2 

Patrick, John B 3, 12 

Patrick, Solomon 1 2 

Patton, John, Col 10 

Peary, Talitha 1 3 

Peebles, Sarah S 24 

Peel, Verna 28 

Perkins, Churchill 2 

Perkins, James 3, 9 

Pettit, Gideon 7 

Pettit, Nathan 4,7, 

8 

Philips, Charles 17 

Phillips, Isaac 7 

Pollard, John 7 

Pollard, W. T 27 

Porter, Elisha 2, 5 

Potts, John W 3 

Powers, Jesse 7 

Powers, Merryman 7 

Pritchard, Hugh 7 

Pugh, Daniel 22 

Pugh,F. H 22, 

23 

Pugh, Francis 22 

Pugh, James 22 

Pugh, Thomas 22 

Pugh, Thomas, Col 22 

Pugh, William Scott 22 

Randolph, George 7 

Randolph, James 7 

Randolph, Jesse Sr 7 

Randolph, Jesse 7 

Randolph, Kedar 6 

Randolph, Robert 7 

Randolph, Wilhs 5 

Randolph, WiUis 7 

Randolph, Zilpha 7 

Richard Wetherington 6 

Richards, Batson 7 

Richards, J. C 9 

Ringold, Joseph 7 

Ringold, Thomas 7 

Robason, Amos 28 

Robason, Anna 28 

Robason, Asa 28 



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Robason, Chloe 29 

Robason, Clara 29 

Robason, Cloanna 28 

Robason, David 28, 

29 

Robason, Eli H 28 

Robason, Eliza 28 

Robason, Gabriel 28 

Robason, Harmon 28, 

29 

Robason, Henry 28, 

29 

Robason, Hyman 29 

Robason, James 28, 

29 

Robason, Luke 28 

Robason, Martha 28 

Robason, Mary Ann 28 

Robason, Noah 28 

Robason, Sally Ann 28, 

29 

Robason, Sintha 28 

Robason, Sopha 28 

Robason, Tempy 28 

Robason, Thilly 29 

Robbason, John 28, 

29 

Roberson, Claudius 28 

Roberson, Thaddeus 28 

Robinson, Lacy 7 

Rogerson, Levi 27 

Rogerson, Slade 27 

Rollins, John Sr 7 

Ross, EHzabeth 27 

Ross, Harriet 31 

Ross, James 14, 

15, 16 

Ross, Lydia 14, 

15, 16 

Ross, W. H 27 

Ross, WilHam 16 

Rountree, Jesse 1,2 

Salter, Margaret 1 

Salter, Margaret 7 

Salter, Mary 1 

Salter, Sophia E 4 

Sattherwaite, Rutha 7 

Saunders, Absolom 7 

Scallorn, Blender 22 

Scott, Mary 22 

Selby, Ben M 7 

Sermons, John 7 

Shepherd, James 2 

Sheppherd, James 4, 5, 

7 

Shivers, Benjamin 6 



Shivers, Shadrach 2, 7 

Shivers, WiUiam 7 

Short, Luke 9 

Simpson, Samuel 7 

Skaggs, Christina 23 

Skinner, Harry 26 

Slaughter, Abner 25 

Slaughter, David C 25 

Slaughter, Moses 5, 7 

Smith, Abner 8 

Smith, Cannon 8 

Smith, Charles 7,27 

Smith, Elizabeth M 8 

Smith, Hardee 7 

Smith, Holland, Mrs 9 

Smith, J. S 27 

Smith, James 7 

Smith, John F 7 

Smith, John 8 

Smith, Joseph 7 

Smith, Josh 7 

Smith, Laxarus 31 

Smith, Lewis 8 

Smith, Lucy 31 

Smith, Mamie 27 

Smith, Mary 8 

Smith, Nancy 7, 8 

Smith, PhenaP 8 

Smith, Sallie 8 

Smith, Stephen 8 

Soderburg , Gertrude L 1 

Spear, Miles 8 

Spiers, John 7 

Spiers, John 8 

Spikes, Sarah E 23 

Standi, Godfrey 3,9 

Stancil, Godfrey 5 

Stancil, Godfrey 8 

Staton, Roderick 8 

Steagall, A 15 

Stocks, Amos 8 

Stocks, Cannon 7, 8 

Stocks, John 2 

Stocks, John 8 

Stokes, Carr 8 

Stokes, George 6 

Stokes, James 5, 8 

Stokes, John 8 

Stokes, Mary 8 

Stokes, Redding 16 

Stox, Cannon 8 

Sutton, Benjamin 8 

Sutton, David 2, 8 

Taft, Arnold 7, 8 

Tatum, Howard 10 

Taylor, Amariah 4 



Taylor, Bertha 26 

Taylor, Cinderella 6 

Taylor, Martha Ann 31 

Taylor, Piety 31 

Taylor, Samuel 16 

Taylor, Wesson 31 

Taylor, William 8 

Teal, Allen 18 

Teal, Levy 18 

Teal, Martha 17, 

18 

Teal, Nathaniel 18 

Teel, Emanuel 17, 

18 

Teel, Newman 4 

Teel, Tammy 7 

Teel, William 18 

Telfair, Hugh 8 

Terry, Ann 13 

Terry, Nathaniel B 13 

Tison, Abner 8 

Tison, Allen 9 

Tison, Benjamin 8, 9 

Tison, Cammel 31 

Tison, G. Washington 9 

Tison, Jesse 9 

Tison, Noah 8, 9 

Tison, Seth 9 

Toole, Henry 8 

Tripp, Bryant Augustus 3 1 

Tripp, John A 31 

Tripp, John Stanley 31 

Tripp, John 31 

Tripp, Lawrence 31 

Tripp, Lazarus 31 

Tripp, Marshall W 31 

Tripp, Mary Elizabeth 3 1 

Tripp, Susan F 31 

Tripp, William H 31 

Trotter, Samuel 8 

Tucker, Benjamin 8 

Tucker, Keeley 8 

Tucker, William 8 

Tucker, William A 25 

Tucker, William B 7,25 

Tugel, James 8 

Tuggell, Benjamin 8 

Tuggle, John 8 

Turnage, Elias 8 

Turnage, Joseph 8 

Turnage, Levin 8 

Turnage, Mooring 8 

Turnage, Moses 8 

Turnage, William 7, 8 

Turner, Absalom 8 

Turner, Cassandra 8 



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Turner, Josh 8 

Van Norden, G. 1 9 

Venters, Benjamin 9 

Venters, Shade 7 

Vines, Samuel 9 

Wainright, John 5 

Wainright, Aden 9 

Wainright, James 9 

Wainright, John 9 

Wall, Allen 21 

Wallace, John 8,9 

Warren, Caleb P 21 

Warren, Caleb 20 

Warren, Thomas 20, 

21 

Weather ington, Sarah 4 

Weatherington, Silas 9 

Weatherington, Wm 4 

Werthington, Spire 26 

Whitaker, Piney 21 

White, C. A., Mrs 25 

White, Joseph 15 

White, Martha 4 

Whitehurst, William 9 

Whitley, Samuel T 1 

Whitley, Smithwick 9 

Whittis, Nancy 20 

Wilkes, James 9 

Wilkinson, B. M 1,2, 

6 

Wilkinson, Benoni M 3 

Wilkinson, Cockburn 1, 5, 

9 

Wilkinson, Winifred 9 

Williams, Dr. R. F 19 

Williams, Dr. Robert 19 

Williams, Elena 9 

Williams, Elizabeth E 19 

Williams, Frances C 19 

Williams, Henry 9 

Williams, James 13 

Williams, John 7 

Williams, Johnston 13 

Williams, Love W 9 

Williams, Mary Jane 29 

Williams, Mary S 10, 

13 

Williams, Nathan 13 

Williams, Pheby 13 

Williams, R. F. J. H 7 

Williams, Reading 8, 9 

Williams, Richard, Dr 10 

Williams, Robert F. J. H. .9 

Williams, Robert 10, 

11, 12, 13 

Williams, Robert, Dr 10 



Williams, Samuel 9 

Williams, Seth 9 

Williams, W. H 27 

Williams, Wiley 1 

Williams, Wilie 29 

Williams, Wilham R 9 

Williams, Wilham S 9 

Williams, Wilham 4, 9, 

13 

Williamston, Henry 3 

Willoughby, John Sr 9 

Willoughby, Robert 1,9 

Wilson, David 3, 6 

Wilson, Lewis 2 

Wilson, Messer D 3 

Windham, Howell 3 

Windom, Howell 9 

Windom, Isaiah 9 

Wingate, Francis 9 

Wingate, J. Joyner 9 

Wingate, Joel 9 

Winningham, Sarah E 23 

Witherington, Robert 9 

Witherington, Shadrach ...A 

Wollard, David 28 

Wollard, Henry 28 

Wollard, Noah 28 

Womble, Nancy 7 

Wooten, Dannie 29 

Wooten, Josiah 3 

Wooten, Shade 1 

Wooten, Shadrach 3, 9 

Wooten, William 9 

Worthen, Henry P 17, 

18 

Wright, John H 20 

Wright, Rebecca 20 

Wynne, Josiah 6, 7 

Wynne, Josiah 7 



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VoliiiiieXIV,No.2 
May 2007 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

p. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 
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Volume XIV, No. 2 May 2007 




1 779 Craven County Tax List (two Districts) 1 

Will of Willl^m Stafford, New Hanover Co., NC, 1 765 4 

Keeley Tucker Deeds 5 

JOHN Stocks Estate, Craven Co., NC, 1793-97 9 

Craven County Wills John Ward, Glasgow Co., NC, 1 796 11 

Jacob Johnson, 1804 12 

Anthony Mills, 1 806 13 

John Carlton, 1829 14 

Craven County Estates John Phillips, 1797 15 

Edward Chapman, 1815 15 

Jesse Chapman, 1825 16 

Thomas M. Armstrong, 1 824 16 

Patsey Armstrong, 1 825 17 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marriages 19 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Funerals 22 

Frizzle Family Supreme Court Case 24 

Arnold family marriages 26 

John Thomas Ross Autobiography 28 

Queries 30 

Index 31 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 

QUERY FORM 

FILLERS Suspended Land Grants, 1780-1782 3, 8, 10, 25 

Mrs. Lizzie Ewell Died, 1910 8 

About Spanish Milled Dollars 18 

Child of W.B. Roebuck had foot amputated, 1 894 18 

J. N. Moore Family Afflicted, 1902 27 

Heirs of Neheml\h Downs, Court Notice, 1 820 29 



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1779 Craven County Tax List (Two Districts) 

The following is a transcription of two districts, Capt. Charles Roache's Company and Capt. Allen's 
Company, of the 1779 Craven County Tax List, found at NC Archives. These companies give us the 
names of the residents of the area of Swift Creek that became a part of Pitt County. The assessors were 
Joseph Allen, Joseph Bryan and Lewis Jones. The assessment was made in pounds (currency). What is 
interesting to note is there are several remarks on occupation, appearance and demeanor. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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Capt. Charles Roaches Company 



1. William Adams 1608 

2. Joel King 1210 

3. Thomas Gatlin 4494 

4. John Speirs Sen 862 

5. Martha Cooper 786 

6. Jeremiah Warren 1110 

7. Jonathan Atherley 1052 

8. Stephen Worsley 2332 

9. John Williams 442 

10. John Anderson Miller 811 

1 1 . Charles James 430 

12. Benjamin Fillingim 751 

13. John Chapman 2562 

14. Isaac Kemp 578 

15. Margaret Fillingim 773 

16. Jarvis Fillmgim 829 

17. Thomas Pollard 626 

18. Joseph Letchworth 3233 

19. JohnMitchel 16735 

20. John Bryan 3490 

21. John Butler 937 

22. Charles Roach 4910 

23. David Sutton 752 

24. Charles Marshall 2483 

25. Joseph James 1090 

26. Hannah Kemp 7533 

27. Samuel Fillingim 1458 

28. WiUiam WUliams 910 

29. Jonas Anderson 450 

30. David Adams 590 

3 1 . Joshua Kemp 1 49 1 

32. WilUam Lewis 1703 

33. Thomas Fomes 915 

34. Joel Willis 970 

35. Jacob Blount 53070 

36. Ann Harvey 10584 

37. Ann Blackledge 7020 

38. Elisha Baker 875 

39. Samuel Wiggins 650 

40. William Haw 1116 

41. Joseph Anderson 442 

42. Isaac Gardner 2030 



43. Edward Gatlin 6835 

44. Thomas Green 1 158 

45. Eleanor Yoemans 637 

46. Shadrach Gatlin 935 

47. William Fipps 2019 

48. Weeks Chapman 2036 

49. Hardy Gatlin 5860 

50. John Smyth 2278 

51. JohnDubberly 1111 

52. Jacob Phillips 726 

53. Arthur Butler 422 

54. William Smyth 514 

55. Levi Gatlin 480 

56. Jeremiah King 1275 

57. William Wherry 1253 

58. David Roach 1897 

59. Joseph Campbell 200 1 

60. James Campbell 1764 

61. Anthony Wherry 7812 

62. Francis Roundtree 1712 

63. William Jarrel 440 

64. Isaac McKinney 608 

65. Charles Taylor 598 

66. John Nelson 802 

67. William Dubberly 1314 

68. Elizar Nelson 792 

69. Willoughby Adams 2135 

70. John Hill 3203 

71. William Nelson 1025 

72. Jacob Johnston 6426 

73. John Fillingun 400 

74. Aaron Cox 1508 

75. Anthony Mills 775 

76. Micajah Partrick 833 

77. Rutha Fomes 698 

78. Thomas Slaughter 150 

79. Joseph Carlton 230 

80. John Pollard 354 

8 1 . Peter Anderson 1 75 

82. Thomas Murphey 368 

83. John Anderson Senr 275 

84. Hardy Nelson 266 

85. Thomas Anderson 200 



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86. Solomon Oliver 204 

87. Elizabeth Letchworth 150 

88. Robert Fillingim 1090 

89. George Nelson 257 

90. John Kumey 1 12 

91. Jacob Wirrin 343 

92. William Butler 350 

93. William Winnum 320 

94. Richard Manker 290 

95. Nathan Hendricks 383 



96. Ezekiel Adams 370 

97. John Avery 186 

98. Jacob Jarral 192 

99. William Jarrell wicked 180 

100. Harrington Warrin 124 



Married Men Poll Tax 


Single Men Poll Tax 


1. William Tyre 


1. 


Charles Anderson 


2. Abraham Emul 


2. 


Jeremiah Barnes 


3. Joseph Emul 


3. 


Thomas Brown 


4. Benjamin Beesley 


4. 


Charles Butler 


5. John Simimers 


5. 


John Spiers 


6. James Jarrel 


6. 


Levy Cox 


7. Thomas Worth 


7. 


Abraham Cox 




8. 


Henry Kite Married 




9. 


Thomas Kemp 




10. 


Sacker Dubberl 



Capt. Aliens Company 



1. Thomas Coleman 3129 

2. John AUum (ALLEN?) 1446 

3. Henry Jarrell Junr 1169 

4. Edward Cannon Senr 2504 

5. Benjamin Hickman 980 

6. Rachel Rountree 2050 

7. Henry Cannon Senr 4640 

8. Henry Jarrell Senr 4237 

9. Joseph Peters 1205 

10. John Jackson Junr 641 

11. Samuel Grainger 602 

12. Britain King 2325 

13. John Jackson Senr 2655 

14. George Browning 1251 

15. Thomas Philips 1049 

16. Joseph Jackson 1401 

17. Edward Partrick 1203 

18. Ann Causey 849 

19. Caleb Wiggins 1167 

20. David Smyth 638 

21. Elizabeth Cannon 15845 

22. Elizabeth Wingate 642 

23. Thomas Mel vin 470 

24. Moses Spivey 862 

25. John Macglohom Junr 830 

26. Edward Clark 530 

27. Hugh Pugh Junr (torn in fold) 



28. Etheldred Peters 920 

29. Joseph Jackson Senr 9841 

30. William Dunmark (Denmark).. 1824 

31. Miles Hutchens 680 

32. Samuel Smyth 1230 

33. Daniel Brownmg 1 185 

34. William Stafford 956 

35. William Moore 930 

36. George Truluck 428 

37. Thomas Tutle Senr 690 

38. William Murphy 3240 

39. Thomas Fish 3890 

40. Robert Weatherington 623 

41. Walter Jones 2683 

42. Henry Smith 2960 

43. John Rountree 1643 

44. Robert Hutchens 893 

45. Edward Ross 2015 

46. William Ship 1830 

47. John Philips 10550 

48. Hugh Pugh Senr 15884 

49. John Hardy 378 

50. David Cannady Senr 397 

51. Hardy Cooker 190 

52. John Wheeler 258 

53. Thomas Tuten Junr 322 

54. William Quinney 448 

55. Jesse Smyth 120 

56. Joseph Homes 186 



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57. John Browning 250 

58. Shadrach Tuten 398 

59. John Wiggins 104 

60. William Clark 200 

61. William Tuten 560 

62. William Jordan 221 

63. David Fife 224 

64. Edward Cannon large 150 

65. John Moore 226 

66. Benjamin Allen 306 

67. Frederick Jarrell 214 

68. William Thomas 224 



Married Men Poll Tax 

1. Charles Ross 

2. Peregrin Browning 

Single Men Poll Tax 

David Cannady Junr. 
Masen Brooms 
John Ship 
James Coleman 
Zachariah Tuten 
Shadrach Quinily 
Joseph Taylor 
Jeremiah Macglohom 
John Grubs 
John Cannady 
John Cummings 



1. Henry Cannon Junr. 4 fold 13480 

2. Thomas Philips Junr. 4 fold 9500 

3. Thomas Moy 4 fold 4600 

4. Elijah Chance 4 fold 1200 

5. Levin Ross 4 fold 8000 

6. Samuel Branton 4 fold 8000 



69. George Tumage 235 

70. Joseph Smyth 150 

7 1 . David Cummings 150 

72. Daniel Weatherington 293 

73. Jacob Fulsher 280 

74. Edward Gardner Senr 4270 

75. Mary Lines 340 

76. William Bentley 363 

77. Sarah Tuten 210 

78. Minister Quinnily 373 



The Estate of Shadrach Allen Deed. Given in by 
the Executors, by the Assessation Last Year was 
about Eight Thousand Pounds to be agreeable 
with the Assessation this Year is Fifteen 
Thousand Pounds and adding four Fold 



agreeable to Law makes it 60000 

7. John Allen and Shadrach Allen Executors of 
aforesaid Estate 

8. Jesse Gardner 4 fold 2800 

9. Edward Gardner four fold 4000 



1. James Moore not given in Married Men 

2. James Philips not given in Poll Tax 

3. Wm. Barret not given in a young man Poll 



Tax 

4. Winney James 500 

5. Benjamin Williams 300 

6. Jonathan Citral (Kittrell ?) 150 



Philip Pipkin vs. John Moye, Suspended Land Grant, 1782 

Found in Sect, of State Papers, SS Xn, Land Office, Suspended Land Grants; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina 

The Honorable Alexander Martin esquire Governor &c of said State 
To the Secretary of State Greeting 

Whereas Philip PIPKIN hath Complained on Oath that John MOYE hath entred and surveyed part of a 
Tract of Land the said Philip purchased of a certain Luke WHITE in the year 1762 and of which the said 
Philip hath been peaceably possessed and claims under the aforesd. Purchase Possession and Improvement 
and which the said Improvement tiie said MOYE hath included in his Survey of 640 Acres joining the 
deponents Purchase, Wherefore the said Philip besought me to Suspend the Execution of the Grant to the 
said John whivch I have accordmgly Suspended. You are therefore to certify the same to the Justices of Pitt 
County to the end the Controversy between the Parties may be determined agreeable to Law 
Given under my Hand at Salem the 29* day of January in the sixth Year of our Independence 

Alex MARTIN 



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Will of William Stafford, New Hanover Co., NC, 1765 

Found in the Secretary of State Wills; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, William STAFFORD, of New Hanover County in the Provmce of North 
Carolina being sick in body but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be to Almighty God for it, but being 
well assured as it is appointed for all men to die, therefore, I do order, make & dispose tiiis my Last Will & 
Testament m manner following, viz. - 1 resign & recommend when it shall please God to call my Soul into 
the hands of Ahnighty God my Creator hoping to attain to everlasting life through the pursuits & 
mediations of my blessed Savior, Jesus Christ, as to my Body, I desire that some convenient time after my 
death according to the discretion of my Executor hereafter named it may be conmiitted with Christian 
burial to the earth & also as touching the worldly goods & Estate which it has been pleased God to bless me 
with, I give & dispose of m [page torn] following - 

In ?????, I leave to my loving wife, Elizabeth STAFFORD, the plantation I now live on & all the Negros 
[sic] during her widowhood. 

Item. - 1 give & bequeath to my two Daughters, Mary MAY Aim FORBES one shilling sterling a piece. 
Item. - 1 give & bequeath to my Daughter, Prudence STONE, ten pounds. 
Item. - 1 give to my son, Richard STAFFORD, one shilling sterling. 

Item. - 1 give to my Son, William STAFFORD, & my son, John STAFFORD, a [page torn] of land joining 
to George ST. GEORGE & Benjamin GUSLEY (?) to be equally divided between them & two Negroes - 
Sambo to William STAFFORD & Ned to John STAFFORD. 

Item. - 1 give & bequeath to my Son Samuel STAFFORD a plantation in Pitt County lymg on the Sam'l 
TISON'S branch. One hundred & eighty acres & one Negro Boy Gabriel. 

Item. - 1 give & bequeath to my Son Setfi STAFFORD the plantation now live on after the decease of my 
Wife cont.g Twenty five acres & one Negro boy called Merica. 

Item. - 1 give & bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth STAFFORD one Negro girl called Phillis. 
Item. - All other of my moveable Estate which I have not yet disposed of I leave to my Loving Wife, 
Elizabeth STAFFORD, during her natural life & after her decease, my desire is it may be equally divided 
amongst my four sons, William, John, Samuel, & Seth & Daughter Elizabeth likewise Two Plantations - 
one lying on the South side of the meadow Branch containing one hundred & eighty acres of land. And the 
other lies on Lightwood [or Sightwood] north Swamp cont.g three hundred & eighty acres of land which I 
desire should be sold by my Executor hereafter mentioned & the money equally divided among my five 
Children above mentioned viz. William, John, Samuel, Seth, & Elizabeth & if other of these should decease 
without their lawfijlly begotten, then & m that case the part of the deceased to fall to them living. 
I constitute & appomt my sons, William STAFFORD & John STAFFORD to be my fiill & sole Executors 
of this my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking & making void all oAer Wills declaring this to be my 
Last Will & Testament. In vdtness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 31st day of August in 
the year of our Lord 1765. 

Signed, Deal'd & Delivered in William STAFFORD {Seal} 

The Presence of us 
John Alexander WILLEY 
Charles HOLLINGSWORTH 

North Carolina Wilmington District} October - Supervisors Court - v/65 

I hereby certify that the Will of William STAFFORD bearing date the 31st day of August v/65 of which the 
writing contained on the two preceding pages is a true copy was proved in open court by the oath of 
Charles HOLLINGSWORTH, one of the subscribing Evidences thereto who swore that he did see the 
Testator sign, seal, execute, publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament in the presence 
of this witness, and of John Alexander WILLEY who likewise signed at same time as a concurring witness 
to the said Will in the presence of & at the request of the Testator and the said Charles 
HOLLINGSWORTH likewise swore that he verily believed that the Testator was in sound mind & memory 
at the publication & execution of the said wiU. Jno BURGWIN, Clerk of Courts 



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Keeley Tucker Deeds 

These are Pitt County deeds that involve Keeley Tucker. Several deeds mention a daughter Celia or Tally? 
(spelling?), which has never been identified. Some researchers believe that this Keeley Tucker and it is a 
written misinterpretation by a careless clerk recopying the deed books. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦^^ <^ 

Keeley Tucker to Mathias Moore, 1777 

Pitt County Deed Book F, page 341 

To All Christian people to whom these Presents Shall Shall come Greting Know ye that I Keley TUCKER 
of the County of Pitt and proving of North Carolina planter for and in the Consideration of the Sum of 
seventy two — ^Poimds proc money to me in hand paid Before the Ensealing and Delivering of these 
presents by Matthias MOOR of sd County and Provinc Pinter the Recpt.. Whereof I do hereby 
acknowledge and my self therewith fully and Entirely satisfied and paid have given granted Bargainned 
sold Alinated Conveyd and Confirmed and by these presents do fiiUy fi-eely and absolutely give Grant 
Bargain sell alien Convey & Confirm Unto the sd. Mathias MOOR his heirs and assigns for Ever A certam 
piece or panel of Land & Plantation situate lying and Being m Pitt County on the Nortii Side of Tarr River 
Bounded as follows Begiiming at a White Oake Uppon the Back Line Running down the Line to the 
Swamp to an ash fi-om thence a Strait Course to a Swet Gum thence to Samuel MOORS Line Containing 
by Estimation One Hundred Acres be the same more or Less it Being the Middle part of a Tract of Land 
which was — Taken Up by Odd Capt. George MO YE and by severl Conveyances Conveyed to me the Said 
Keley TUCKER it Being part of the same tract of Land Which Saml. MOOR Senr. Now Lives on To have 
and to hold the said Granted premises with all the appert ainnan ces Privilidges & Comodities to the same 
Belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the Said Mathias MOOR his heirs & assigns for Ever to his & 
their proper Use Benifit & Behoof forever fi-ee & Clear and fi-eely and Cleerly Acquitted E xonora ted & 
Discharged of &, fi-om all manner of former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails 
Jointers Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances and Troubles Whatsoever the Lawful Quitrents Only 
Excepted and I the said Keley TUCKER do fiirtiier Covenant & Bind my Self my heirs Exectrs. & 
Administrators Firmly by these presents to Warrant & Defend the aforesaid Matthias MOOR his heirs & 
assigns in Quiet & peacible possesion of all & singular the Above Granted & sold premises against any Just 
and Lawful! Claim on Demand of any person or persons Whatsoever in Witness Where of I the Sd Keley 
TUCKER have hereunto set my hand and seal this day of — in tiie year of Our Lord One thousand seven 

Hundred & seventy seven Keley TUCKER {Seal} 

Singd, Scale. & Deliverd in presence of 

Richd. MOY 

Geo. FALCONNER 

Jany Court 1778 Order for Regst. 



Sarah Tucker to Her Children, 1779 

Pitt County Deed Book F, page 551 

Know all Men by these presents That I Sarah TUCKER of the County of Pitt & State of No Carolina 
Widow, for Sundry Good Causes & diverse Valuable & weighty considerations me tiiereunto Moving, have 
given granted set Over & confirmed & by these presents do fully & fi-eely Give grant &. set over & confirm 
Unto my Loving daughter Tally? Tucker One feather bed One chest one safe one pewter.dish & bason & 
sk plates One Iron pcftt & hooks & pott rack one Linnen Wheel & 1 Woolen Wheel one Table and one cow 
& her increase To have & to hold the Above granted Articles, unto the sd. Tally Tucker & her heirs & 
assigns to her & there proper use & benefit without Any suit Set hinderance Interruptions Molestations or 
disturbance of Me the sd. Sarah Tucker or any other person or persons whatsoever Claiming fi-om by or 
Under Me or my heirs Exct Admrs or Either of them In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
seal 17* June 1779 

This Grant is nevertheless upon this Condition that the sd. Sarah Tucker have the use of the above articles 
during her life if she sees proper 

Signd. Seaid. & delivrd} Sarah (her mark) TUCKER {Seal} 



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In presence of 

Thos. PINKETT 

Jno (his mark) LEGATE 

April Court 1780 Order for Registration 

Sarah TUCKER By Separate deed of the Same Tenor & date, provd. At the same court & Evidenced by the 
same persons has conveyd. To her Children. . . Vz. — 

Unto my Loving daughter Celia TUCKER, one desk one feather bed one common Saddle one Woollen 
Wheel one pewter bason two dishes & six plates one Iron pott & hooks & half doz chairs & One cow & her 
increase 

Unto my Lovmg Son Reddick TUCKER one Cow one Sow & piggs & four Sheep & their increase 
Unto my Loving Son Wright TUCKER one two year old Mare and one young cow & her increase 
Unto My Loving Son Joshua TUCKER, one Mare Colt & One cow & their increase & one pair fire doggs 
one Sow & piggs & one feather bed — 

Unto My Loving Son John Tucker all My Right & Title to One hundred acres of Land which I have enterd. 
Adjoining the Land I Now Live on & Likewise one feather bed & one Cow & her increase 

Test John SIMPSON Register 



Keeley Tucker to Brother, Joshua Tucker, 1782 

Pitt County Deed Book I, page 39-40 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Know all men by these presents that I Keley TUCKER of Pitt County and the State afsd., Shoemaker, for 
the Love Goodwill & affection which I have & do b^e Unto my brother Joshua TUCKER of the sd. 
Coimty & State afed. have Given Granted aliend Conveyed Setover & by these presents Doth fully & freely 
& Absolutely give grant Convey & Confirm Unto the sd. Joshua TUCKER his heirs & assigns for Ever 
One Tract or parcell of Land with all prive leges & appurtenances Thereto belonging Lymg & being in Pitt 
County & on the North side of Tar River and bound as follows Viz Beginning at the swamp below the 
house where the sd. Sarah STOKES Now Lives at a pine thence running No. with aline maid by the Said 
Keley TUCKER To the back line thence up the Back Line to the Dividing Lme Between John HATTON 
and Joshua TUCKER Deceasd., then with the Dividing Line to the Swamp thence down the Various 
Courses of the swamp to the beginning for 80 Acres Land more or less it being part of a Tract of Land 
Granted to Wm CANNON the patent date April 6* 1745 and Tranfered from CANNON to John HATTON 
& from HATTON to Joshua TUCKER Deced. and also to me the said Keley Tucker by heirship To have 
and to hold the said Tract or parcell of Land Containing Eighty Acres be the same more or less Togethar 
with all houses Orchards Gardens fences and all profits Improvements & priveleges there Unto belonging 
or in Any wise Appurtaning unto him the sd. Joshua Tucker his heirs Assigns for Ever & I Keley TUCKER 
for my self my hefrs Executors Admrs Shall will warrant & Defend the Said Tract of Land & premises 
Unto the sd. TUCKER his heirs Extr Admr and assigns for Ever 

In Witness whereof I have hereimto set my hand & fixed my seal this Twenty Eighth day of October m the 

year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & Eighty two 

Signd Seald «& Deliverd Keley TUCKER {Seal} 

In presents of Us 

William DDCON 

Test Wm BALDWIN 

The words Interlined before assigned ttie swamp 
October Court 1782 
Order for Registration 



Keeley Tucker to Brother, Joshua Tucker, 1798 

Pitt County Deed Book O, page 1 79 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Know all men by these Presents tiiat I Keley TUCKER of Pitt County and the State Aforesaid Shoe Maker 
for the Great love favour and Affection I have and do bear unto my Brother Joshua TUCKER of the said 



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County & State Aforesaid Have Given Granted aliend Conveyed and Sett over and by these Presents do 
fully and Absolutely Give Grant Convey and Confirm unto the said Joshua TUCKER his Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever one Tract or Parcel of land Containing by Estimation Fifty Acres be the same more or less with all 
Priveleges and Appurtenances thereunto belonging lying and being in Pitt County Aforesaid and on the 
North side of Tarr River and bounded as follows Beginning at a pine in the back line thence down the back 
line to the Comer and then with the old line to the Swamp thence up the Swamp to Gum in the dividing line 
thence with the dividing Ime to the first Station being the whole of the Remainder of the Tract of land Set 
over by deed fi-om John HATTON deed. To Joshua TUCKER deed. Containing Two hundred Acres 
bearing date the 23d. day of November One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One. To Have and to Hold 
the said Tract of land Containing by Estimation Fifty Acres as before said together with all Pri vele dges 
And Appurtenances thereimto belonging or in any wise Appertaining unto him the same Joshua TUCKER 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever, and I the said Kelley TUCKER for my Self my Heirs Exrs. Administrators 
shall and will Warrant and for ever defend the above Tract of land and premises unto the said Joshua 
TUCKER his Heirs and Assigns for Ever 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Affixed my Seal this 17 day of August 1798. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered} Keley TUCKER {Seal} 

hi presence of 
John PUSSON 
Shadk. PERRY 

Pitt County. October Term 1798 

This deed was Exhibited in Open Court & Proved by the Oath of Shadrack PERRY a Witness thereto 
Ordered to be Registered 

George EVANS Clk 

Keeley Tucker to Obediah Moore, 1805 

Pitt County Deed Book Q page 101-102 

This Indenture made this Sixteenth day of March in year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred & five 
between Keley TUCKER of Pitt County & State of North Carolina Planter of the one part & Obediah 
MOORE of the Coimty State aforesaid planter of the other part witnesseth that the Said Keley TUCKER 
for & inconsideration of the Sum of three hundred pounds Current Money of the State to him the Said Kely 
TUCKER before the assigning & delivery of these presents by the Said Obediah MOORE the Receipt 
whereof the Said Keley TUCKER doth hereby acknowledge discharge the Said Obediah MOORE his Heirs 
& assigns forever hath granted bargained Sold alein ed Conveyed & Confirmed and By these presents doth 
fiiUy and absolutely grant bargain & Sell alien Convey & Confirm unto the said Obediah MOORE his 
Heirs & assigns forever a Certain parcel of land Situated & Pitt County & on the north Side of Tar River 
Containing two hundred & twenty nine Acres of land be the Same more or less being the hole of two 
patents one granted to Joshua TUCKER one bearing date one thousand Seven Hundred & Sbcly one & the 
other granted to William BAULDREE bareing date one Seven Hundred & Eighty two also part of a 
p attented granted to William BAULDWYN butted & bounded as follows Beginning at a cipress in the run 
of Cannons Swamp runnmg with the patent line South 29 East 46 poles to a gum then South 76 poles to a 
m^le then South 5 degrees wst 56 pole to a Chinquepm stake in JONES now ROGER line then witfi Said 
line west 166 p ole to a black gum m Bauldwyns line then with Said Bauldwyns luie north fifty two poles to 
a gum then with Bauldwyns south 60 west west 69 pole to a black gum then South 70 west 16 poles to an 
ash thence North Sue degrees west 115 pole to a bull bay ia Cannons Swamp then North 80 Est 52 poles to 
the Center of two gums Then South 88 East 30 pole to a pine & a gimi then north 22 East to a Comer in the 
paten line granted to the Said William BAULDREE thence with the line of said pattent a north course the 
liue of the said patent granted to the said Joshua TUCKER thence with the line of the Said patent a north 
Coiu^e to the Comer of Said patent above the mouth of the poplar branch then to the beghming Cypress to 
have & to hold the said parcel of land and all & singular the premises above mentioned unto the said 
Obediah MOORE his Heirs & assigns forever and it is fiuther Covenanted agreed on by & between the said 
parties their Hen's Executors administrators & I the Said Keley TUCKER do & shall forever wairent & 
defend the Said track or parcel of land unto the said Obediah MOORE his Heirs assigns forever against the 
Claims or title of every person or persons whatsoever in witness whereof the Said Kely TUCKER hereunto 
Set his hand & Seal tiie day & year above mentioned 
Signed Sealed and Delivered} Keley TUCKER {Seal} 

In presence of us 



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Test Isaac (his mark) BRILY 
Levina MOORE 

Pitt County November Term 1805 

This Deed was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of law by the oath of Isaac BRILY a 
Subscribing witness thereto ordered to Be Registered 

George EVANS Clk 



Woode Belcher vs. Robert Washington, Suspended Land Grant, 1785 

Found in Sect, of State Papers, SS Xn, Land Office, Suspended Land Grants; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



[ON COVER] 

BELCHER VS WASHINGTON} Cert. Of Suspn Pitt 29 Jan 1785 
State of No. Carolina 

The Honorable Alexander MARTIN Esquire Governor &c of said State 
To the Secretary of State Greeting 

Whereas Woode BELCHER hath Complained on Oath that Robert WASHINGTON of Pitt County hath 
entered and obtained an Order of Survey for one hundred acres of Land in the said County to which the 
said Woode BELCHER claims under an Elder Entry and hath besought me to suspend the Execution of the 
Grant for the said Land to the aforesd. Robert WASHINGTON, which I have suspended accordingly. You 
are therefore to Certify the same to the Justices of the said County of Pitt that the Controversy between the 
said Parties may be determined — agreeable to Law. 

Given under my Hand at Salem the 29* of Janiiary in the Sixth Year of our Independence 

Alex. MARTIN 



Benjamin May vs. James Henby, Suspended Land Grant, 1782 

Foimd in Sect, of State Papers, SS XIL, Land OfiBce, Suspended Land Grants; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina 

His Excellency Thomas BURKE Esqr. Governor &C 
To the Secretary of State Greeting 

Whereas Benjamm MAY of Pitt County esqre hath Complained on Oath that James HENBY hath entered 
and surveyed two hundred and fifty Acres of Land in Pitt County situate on the Waters of Little Cotentnea 
and Middle Swamp which the said Benjamin claims by Purchase Improvement and Possession and hath 
prayed me to Suspend the Execution of the Grant to the aforesaid James HENBY for the said two hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land which I have Suspended accordingly. You are therefore hereby required to certify 
the Suspension of the Grant to the said James HENBY for tiie Premises to the Justices of Pitt County Court 
to the end the Controversy may be determined according to Law. 
Given under my Hand& Seal at Arms at Hillsborough the 17* day of April 1782 

Tho BURKE 



Mrs. Lizzie Ewell Died, 1910 

Daily Reflector, Wed., July 6, 1910 

Ayden Items Mrs. Lizzie EWELL, an aged lady, near Ehn Grove Church died Sunday night. 



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John Stocks Estate, 1793-97 

Found in New Bern District Estate Papers, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. These selected papers concern a 
debt to John Stocks estate and it drags on for many years. Unfortunately there is no family information 
given in this file. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

0w wD uo cn> (TD oT> <n> <ro ot> 



[Promissory Note] 

Six Months after date we Jointly and Severally promis to Pay or Cause to be paid unto Mr. Jas. 
HANDCOCK Admr. On the Estate of John STOCKS Dd. The Just sum of Seventy three pounds Sixteen 
Shillings Currency VaUue Received Witness our hands and Seales February 19* 1793 
Test Lewis CANNON Rd. BLACKLEDGE [SEAL} 

Tho BLACKLEDGE {SEAL} 

36 Head of Cattle 81.46 
Wm HARDEY 8/ 
The above Note 73.16 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} Pleas at Pitt County before Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter 
Sessions for said County in October Term in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Himdred and 

Ninety Three 

State of North Carolina 

To the Sheriff of Pitt County Greeting 

You are hereby Commanded to take the Bodys of Richard BLACKLEDGE & Thomas BLACKLEDGE if 
to be found m your County and them safely Keep so that you have them before the Justices of the County 
Court of Pleas &c to be held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the Fourth Monday 
in October next then & there to answer unto James HANDCOCK administrator of John STOCKS Decesd 
of a Plea that they render unto the said James HANDCOCK the sum of Seventy three pounds Sixteen 
Shillings which ihey Owe and unjustly Detain to his Damage One Hundred and Fifty Poimds Herein fail 
not and have you then & tiiere this Writ Witness Henry ELLIS Clerk of said Court the 26* day of July 
1793 — Henry ELLIS 

Received of the within Note By the hand of Thomas CANNON Twenty pound this 14 day of February 
1794 

Test John STOCKS James HANDCOCK admmistor 

And in the said Fourth Monday m October the said Parties appeared in Court & die sd Thomas & Richard 
by Wm BLACKLEDGE there Attorney comes and defends the said Suit wherein and Pleads the General 
Issue. & Issues Joined thereon by the Plantiff and afiirther Day is given to the said Parties (to wit) the 
Fourth Monday in January next on which Day the said Parties appeared and a Further Day is given them (to 
wit) until the Fourth Monday in April next when the said Parties appear & a fiirther Day is is given them (to 
wit) until the Fourth Monday in April next when the said Parties appear is given them (to wit) until the 
Fourth Monday in April next when the said Parties appear is given them (to wit) until the Fourth Monday in 
July next when the said Parties appear and a Further Day is is given them (to wit) until the Fourth Monday 
in October next when the said Parties appear and a Further Day is given them (to wit) until the Fourth 
Monday in January next when the said Parties appear and afiirther day is given them until the Fourth 
Monday in April when the Following persons being Legally Summoned were Sworn as a Jury to try the 
aforesaid Issue. Moses TISON. Samuel CLARK. Isaac BROWN. Arthur BROWN. Cornelius CHURCH. 
John WILLL\MS. Dennis CANNON. Moses MOORE. John COWARD. Richard EVANS. John 
NEWMAN. John SALTER which said Jury being so Sworn find the writing obligatory The Act & Deed of 
the Defendants and say the Principle Seventy three Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight pence and Assess 
the Plantiffe Damage to six pounds Seventeen Shillings & Six pence and find Payment by the Defendants 
to Twenty One Pounds Eight Shillings. Whereupon the Defendants being Dissatisfyd with said verdict 
Craves an Appeal to the Superior Court and Assigns the Following reasons 



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James HANDCOCK admr of John STOCKS Decsd vs of Richard BLACKLEDGE & Thomas 
BLACKLEDGE} After Verdict the defendants Crave an Appeal to the Superior Court & assigns as a 
Reason that it was Contrary to Law and evidence these are Sufficient reasons in my opinion for Granting an 
Appeal William BLACKLEDGE Attoy. for Defendants 

Whereupon bond being given with Two Sufficient Securities by the said Richd. &. Thomas according to 
Act of Assembly. The said appeal is Accordmgly Granted 

New Bern District Superior Court of Law 

James HANDCOCK vs Richd BLACKLEDGE & Thomas BLACKLEDGE} 
Lewis CANNON Charges the Pltf 

March 1796 To attendance as Witness 1 day 0.8.0 
Travelling 70 miles 0.18.8 
Ferriage 6/ Certift 1/ 0.7.0 

March 1797 To attends as Witness 3 days 1 .4.0 
Travelling 70 miles 0.18.8 
Ferriage 6/ Certift 1/ 0.7.0 

Septr. 1797 To attendance as Witness 3 days 1.4.0 
Travelling 70 miles 0.18.8 
Ferriage 6/ Certift 1/ 0.7.0 Total 6.13.0 

Sworn before me 27* Septr. 1797 Silas COOKE CC 



George Evans vs. Roland Dixon, Suspended Land Grant, 1782 

Found in Sect, of State Papers, SS XII, Land Office, Suspended Land Grants; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kanunerer. 



[ON COVER] EVANS vs DIXON} 96 Cert Pitt 
Issd. 23"*. July 1782 to Pitt 

No. side Tar River in the fork of Grindal including low Ground Tar river Beg at the Mo. Of a Branch a Run 
calld. Inmp. Rim 
Jan. 2- 1792 

The Hon.ble Alexander MARTIN Esqr. Speaker of the Senate Governor Captain General and Commander 
in Chief in and over the State of North Carolina for the Time being 
To James Glasgow Esqr. Secretary of said State Greeting 

Whereas George EVANS Esqr. Hath exhibited a Claim in behalf of Michael Coutanche EVANS an 
Orphan Son of Richard EVANS deceased of whom he the said George EVANS is Guardian, in and to a 
certain Tract of Land situate on the North Side of Tar River m Pit County which said Land have been 
entered and surveyed by a certain Roland DDCON, being formerly preoccupied by the said Richard 
EVANS deceased, and from him descended to the said orphan His Son and Heir aforesaid which Claim the 
said George EVANS hath supported on Oath. 

These are therefore to suspend all fiirther proceedings on and relative to the said Land imtil a Trial 
can be had for the same agreeable to the Act of Assembly for making Entries of Claims for Lands &c and 
the several amendments thereof. Of which you will grant a Certificate to the County Court of Pk agreeable 
to the Directions of the same 

Given under my Hand and Seal this 2d day of Jany. Anno Dom 1782 



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Craven County Wills 



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WiU of John Ward, of Glasgow County, 1796 

Found in Craven County Wills, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
State of North Carolina 

I hereby Certify that in the Records and proceedmgs of Glasgow County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions among other things is contained as follows Towit 

Pleas held before the Worshipful Melus BROOM Benjamin ELLIS and Frederick DDCON esquires and 
others their Brethem Justices of the Peace for and within the County of Glasgow aforesaid on the third 
Monday in April in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six 
Be it remembered that Needham WARD and James BARROW exhibited into Court before the Justices 
aforesaid a Paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John WARD late of the said County 
deceased, which Paper is in the following words towit 

"In the Name of God Amen I John WARD Senr. Of Glasgow County in the State of North Carolina being 
in a low State of health but of Perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of ihe Mortal 
life and know and knowing it is appointed for all Men to die I recommend my Soul into the hands of God 
and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors and as for 
my Worldly Estate as it hath Pleased God to Bless me with I give and dispose in manner and form as 
follows 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Ann WARD five Shillings Current Money of this State to 
her and her Heirs forever 

Item I lend to my loving Wife Ann WARD after all my lawful debts being paid five Negroes towit one 
negroe Man Named John and one negroe named Moses and one Negroe Woman n^ed Syd and one 
negroe Woman named Cate and one negroe woman named Judith and all my Stock belonging to me and all 
my House hold furniture during her life or widowhood 

Item I give and bequeath unto my lovmg daughter Mille MERCER twenty Shillings Current Money of this 
State to her and her Heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter SELILE MURRAY five Shillings Current Money of 
this State to her and her Heirs forever 

Item I lend to my daughter Selile MURRAY three Negroes during her life that is to say one Negroe man 
named Tom one Negroe Woman named Vine and one Negroe Girl Simty and after her death they are there 
increase I give to her two Children John MURRAY and James the Sons of Selile to be equally divided 
between them both to them and their Heirs forever 

Item I give to my daughter Sarah SMITH five Shillings Cuirent Money of this State to her and her Heirs 
forever 

Item I give and bequeath imto my loving Son Needham WARD one Negroe Boy named Ben and one 
Negroe man named Jem and the one half of my Brandy Still to him and his Heu-s forever 
Item I give and bequeath unto my lovmg daughter Nancy OWEN one Negroe Boy named Charles and one 
negroe Girl named Ary to her and her heirs forever 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my loving daughter Elisabeth COBURN one Negroe Boy named Abram, 
and one Negroe Girl named Sela to her and her Heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Esther COBURN one Negroe Woman named Cate and 
one Negroe Girl named Rhoda and one negroe Girl named Clary and one Negroe Girl named Rainey and 
one Negroe Boy named Mason and one Negroe Girl named Tinney to her and her Heirs forever 
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Son Noah WARD the Land and plantation whereon I now live 
Containing ninety Acres it being part of a Tract of land containing two hundred and ninety five Acres and 
also I give my Son Noah WARD all my other Lands that I am possessed with besides the Land I have given 
Needham WARD a deed of Gift for the Land to Noah contams seven hundred and Sbrty seven Acres to him 
and his Heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Noah WARD one Negroe Man named Moses and one Negroe 
Woman named Sydd and one Negroe Woman named Judith and one Negroe Boy named David and one 



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Negroe Girl named Dicy and one Negroe Girl named Lucy and one Negroe Boy named Isaac to him and 
his Heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Noah WARD all my Stock and household furniture and the one half 
of my Brand Still and Worm after my Wifes decease to him and his Heirs forever 
Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Jonathan WARD Son of Solomon WARD five Shillings 
Current Money of this State to her and her Heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Isom AUTERY son of Esther AUTERY five Shillings 
Current Money of this State to her and her Heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Uriah VIECNS [VICKERS?] son of Ferebee VICCUS five 
Shillings Current Money of this State to her and her Heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand Children the Heirs of Parthaly PERMENTER that she had by 
Marcus STOKES that is to say Marcus and Martin and Youfamy and Mille STOKES I give them four 
Children that Negroe Woman Patience that I lent Parthula with all her increase to be equally divided 
between them four Children to them and their Heirs forever 

And lastly I do nommate and appoint my loving Son Needham WARD and my trusty fiiend James 

BARROW to be executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking and disannulling all and every other 

Will or Wills heretofore made by me — -confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In 

Witness Whereof I have hereto set my Hand and affixed my Seal the seventh day of January 1795 

Signd Sealed and Acknowledged in the John WARD {Seal} 

Presence of Witaess 

Shadrach MERCER 

Joseph BARROW 

Jane (her mark) BARROW 

And prayed that the said Instrument of writing might br Proved as the last Will and Testament of the said 
John WARD and that they the said Needham WARD and James BARROW might qualify as Executors to 
the same, to the Probate of which said Instrrument of writing as and for the last Will and Testament of the 
said John WARD and the qualification of the said said Needham WARD and James BARROW as 
Executors thereto Jesse MERCER (who claims interest in the estate of the deceased John WARD) by 
Robert WHYLIE Esquire his Attorney dissents; and here before the Justices aforesaid Contests that the said 
Instrument of writing is No Will and says that the said John WARD at the time of making and Publishing 
the said Instrument of writing was not of sound mind and disposing memory and prays the same may be 
enquered of by a Jury of the County agreeable to Act of Assembly in such case provided and the said 
Needham WARD and James BARROW by William KENNEDY esquire their Attorney in like manner doth 
the same Whereupon it is ordered by the said Justices that a Jury of good and lawfijl men come on 
Thursday being the fourth day of the Term aforesaid to try the issue between the parties aforesaid on which 
said day last afd. Came the parties aforesaid by their Attorneys aforesaid and a Jury of the Country being 
summoned also came towit Francis RASBURY Richard TISON Augustus WILSON Mark HEATH 
Hillary TAYLOR DrewALDRIGE Willis GRAINGER Frederick COWARD Richard STANLEY 
Spencer CALDWELL James BUTTS and Thomas SHARPE who being duly imp annell ed and Sworn to try 
the issue aforesaid upon their Oath say that the said Instrument of writing is No Will and that the said 
John WARD at the time of making and publishing the same was not of sound mind and disposing Memory 
Wherefore it is considered by the Justices aforesaid that the said Instrument of writing is No Will and that 
the same be not admitted to Probate. Given under my Hand and the Seal of the County of Glasgow 
aforesaid this ninth day of August 1796 W. WILLIAMS C. Ct. 



WiU of Jacob Johnson, 1804 

Found in Craven County Wills, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen I Jacob JOHNSON of the State of North Carolina and County of Craven bemg 
old and mfirm but of perfect Soimd mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and testament 
in the foUowmg manner to wit 

Item I give and Devise imto my son Fredrick JOHNSON all my lands and plantation in Craven County 
except one acre on Trent Road Joining John C BRYAN and the Town of New Bern and One Hundred & 
fifty acres Joining the Run of Pahneto Swamp on the mouth of Watery Branch and Ottersons lines and 
three Negroes namely Stephen Betty and her child Beck and there Increase to him and his heirs for ever — 



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Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah BUTLER two Negros namely Cresa & her child Levi and 
her Increase to her & her heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth BULL two negros namely Diner & her child Lid and 
there Increase to her & her heirs forever 

Item I give to my Daughter Mary HARRIS my Negro man Syfax Ehiren her life and at her Death 1 give 
and bequeath the said Negro man Syfax to my Grandaughter Mary BRYAN and her heirs for ever 
Item I give my Daughter Anne ROACH two negros namely Easter and Silvey Lid and there Increase and 
at her Death I give and bequeath the said negros to her Two Children Sarah ROACH & Charles ROACH 
Junr and there heirs for ever 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Hanner SMITH three negros namely Patt & her Child and Will 
and there Increase Duren her life life and at her Death to be Equally Divided between her children except 
her son David 

Item 1 1 give and bequeath to my son in law George BRYAN One Negro man named Ben to him and his 
heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Winneford NELSON two negros namely Sam and Vilet and 
there Increase to her & her heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Sarah BRYAN one Negro Girl named Hanner & her 
Increase to her & her heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Mary COART one Negro Girl named Molly & her Increase 
to her & her heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath to my grand son Fredrick JOHNSON One acre of Land acre on Trent Road 
Joining John C. BRYAN and the Town of New Bern and one Negro boy named George to him & his heirs 
for ever also the negros Jack & Old Sarah that my son Jacob had before his Death I give to his two 
Children Mary COART & Fredrick and there heirs 

Item I give and bequeatii to my granddaughter Sarah ROACH one Negro girl named Rody & her Increase 
to her and her heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeath to my grandson Charles ROACH Junr. My Lott in the town of Greensville to 
him and his heirs forever and I leave the land that is excepted on Palmeto Joining Otterson to be sold by my 
executors hereafter to be mentioned and appinte my son Fredrick JOHNSON and my son in law Stephen 
HARRIS Executors of this my last will and Testament in Witness where of I have here unto set my mark 
and scale this ^th of July in the year of our lord 1804 

Signd Sealed and Acknowledged by Jacob (his mark) JOHNSON {Scale} 

the said Jacob JOHNSON the testator 
in the preasen ce of us 
Thomas TAUNT 
George BRYAN jt 

State of North Carolina Craven County} December Term 1806 

Then was the last will & testament of Jacob JOHNSTON deed. Proved in open Court by the oath of George 
Bryan one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Registered 
Attest Saml. CHAPMAN 



WiU of Anthony MUls, 1806 

Found in Craven County Clerk of Superior Court, Record of Wills, Vol. B (on microfilm). Contributed by 
Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen. I Anthony MILLS of the State of the State of North Carolina Craven County 
being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this September the 20* day eighten 
himdred and Six make and publish this my last will and testament in manner foUowmg that is to say that I 
give and bequeath to my son Nasby MILLS all my lands houses orchards and all other priveledges also my 
stock of all kinds after my decease also give to my daughter Mary MILLS one feather bed and fiimiture 
after my decease. 

Also I give to my daughter Mimcey MILLS, one feather bed and fiimiture at my decease. 

Also I give to my son Nasby MILLS all my Spinning property at my decease. 

Also I give to my son John MILLS deceased his heirs with what he has had one shilling. 



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Also I give to my son Anthony MILLS, deceased his heirs with what he has had one shilling. 

Also I give to my daughter Elizabeth BUCK deceased her heirs with what she has had one shilling 

Also I give to my daughter Sarah HARDY with what she has had one shilling 

Also I give to my son Frederick MILLS, with what he has had one shilling. 

Also I give to my daughter Penny HADDOCK , one feather bed and fiimiture and one cow after my 

decease. 

And I humbly make and ordain my son Nasby MILLS and Abner CLARK Sr Executors of this my last will 

and testament. In witaess whereof I the said Anthony MILLS have to this my last will and testament set 

my hand and seal the day and year above written Anthony (his mark) MILLS {Seal} 

Signed Sealed published 

And declared in presence of us} 

James CLARK Jr 

Osbom CLARK 

James (his mark) CLARK 

State of North Carolina Craven County} Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions June Term 1808 
The foregoing last will and testament of Anthony MILLS was exhibited for probate and the due execution 
thereof by the testator was proved by the oath of James CLARK Jr one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto 
at same time Nasby MILLS appeared and Qualified as Executor to said Anthony. Ordered that letters 
testamentary issue and said will be Recorded 

Attest J. G. STANLY CCC 



WiU of John Carlton, 1829 

Found in Craven County Wills, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

I John CARLTON of the State ofNor thcar olina and County of Craven Knowmg that it is appointed for all 
men to Die — And being In perfect Sound mind and memory do make and Ordain this my last Will and 
Testament in form and manner following — first I recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave 
It me Secondly it is my wish that my remains be Buried in a Decent and Christian like Manner and as 
Touching the Distribution of what little property the Almighty has been pleasd to Bless me with It is my 
wish and Will for it to be EHstributed as follows — 

1 Item I give and bequeath to my Brotiier Richard CARLTON three hundred dollars 

2 Item I give and bequeath to my Brother Thomas CARLTON three hundred dollars 

3 Item I give and bequeath to my sister PoUey MO YE one negroe Woman named Meacres during her 
natural life 

4 Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth HEATH one hundred dollars 

5 Item I give and bequeath to John PREV ATT Son of James PRE V ATT one hundred dollars 

6 Item I give and bequeath to William SMITH one gray mare 

7 Item I give and bequeath to Daniel SMITH one Coh named Dobbm and one Cow and two yerlings also 
two beds & frnetu re and one C Uock and one Chest 

The residue to be Sold and Equally divided between Richard CARLTON and Thomas CARLTON and 
William SMITH and Daniel SMITH 

Lastly I nominate Constitute and appoint My Brother Richard CARLTON Executor to this my last will and 

Testament revoking all Other Wills whatsoever in Testimony I do here unto Set my Hand and Seal this 

Twelvth day of June one thousand eight Hundred and Twenty Nine} 

Witnesses Levi WEST John CARLTON {Seal} 

William SMITH 

Craven County Court November Term A. D. 1829 

Then was the due and legal execirtion of the foregoing Will proved m open Court & m due form of law by 
the oath of Levi WEST one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto Richard CARLTON qualified as Executor 
Attest J. (B)?. STANLY Clk 



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Craven County Estates 



John Phillips Estate, 1797 

Craven County Estates, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Pursuant to the annexed order of the County Court of Craven to us directed , dated June term 1 807 
directing us to settle and adjust the accounts of the Executors of John PHILLIPS deced, we the subscribers, 
having examined the said account and Vouchers, therefor do find that there is in the hands of Thomas 
PHILLIPS the surviving Executor due to the Estate of John PHILLIPS Senr. Proceeding from the Sales of 
the Property of said Deceased dated 29* March 1793 and for notes and Cash on hand as pr. First above 
amount, the sum of One Hundred and Seventy pounds. One Shilling and 71/4d which sum appears 
consistent with the Will to be long, one Sixth Part, say Twenty eight poimds six shillings and 1 1 l/4d to 
Thomas PHILLIPS, the Heirs of John PHILLIPS, the Heirs of Mary HARDY, the Heirs of Sarah 
WITHERINGTON, to Elizabeth HOOKER and to the Heirs of Argent LASSITER, Also that there is in the 
Hands of said Thomas PHILLIPS Executor, proceeding from the sales of Furniture willed to the Children 
of his the said John PHILLIPS deed four Daughters after the death of his wife as pr 12* Item of the Will, 
which property the said Thomas entered upon and sold at the vendue of his mother Elizabeths Estate as 
appears by the amount of Sales dated 5 October 1798. and as appears in the last above Stated account, the 
sum of Sixty two Pounds ten Shillings and 9 1/4 d which sum Consistent with the will of John PHILLIPS 
senr. Deed. Appears to belong, one thirteenth Part, say Four pounds Sixteen Shillings and 2 l/2d. to 
William HARDY, Jamima PHILLIPS, John HARDY, Abram HARDY, and Claracy BROWNING, bemg 
the Children of Mary HARDY, Argent STEPHENS, the child of Sarah WITHERINGTON, John 
HOOKER, Wm HOOKER, Thomas HOOKER, AhimeUck HOOKER Junr. Nathan HOOKER and Mary 
HOOKER the Children of Elizabeth HOOKER, and the Heirs of Elizabetii LASSITER, the Daughter 
Argent LASSITER or to three Heirs — We therefore report the same — 
John WASHINGTON 
Jesse COBB 
Slade GATLIN 



Edward Chapman Estate, 1815 

Craven County Estates, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
Petition for Partition 

Comunissioners John FOREMAN Joseph POLLARD Fumy CHAPMAN Charles BUTLER and David 
CLARK 

The Petition of John CHAPMAN, Seth CHAPMAN, Church CHAPMAN, Thomas GASKINS and his wife 
Sarah and Abner BOYD, John BOYD and Sally BOYD heirs at law of Edwd CHAPMAN deed to the 
Worshipful the Justices of the Court of pleas and quarter sessions for the county of Craven. Your 
petitioners humbly shew to your Worships that Edward CHAPMAN of Craven County died some tune 
since (say in 1814) intestate, seized of lands in said county, situated on the waters of Swift creek leaving his 
brothers your petitioners John CHAPMAN, Seth CHAPMAN and Church CHAPMAN and his sister your 
petitioner Sarah GASKINS wife to your petitioner Thomas GASKINS and your petitioners Abner BOYD, 
John BOYD and Sally BOYD children of his sister Cely BOYD deed his heirs at law. Your petitioners pray 
your Worships that partition of said lands be made among them according to their several mterests and 
clauns and that your Worships will make such order in the premises as may see mete and proper to your 
Worships and your petitioners will in duty boimd ever pray &c 

R D SPAIGHT Attorney for Petitioners 



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Jesse Chapman Estate, 1825 

Craven County Estates, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Division of Slaves of Jesse CHAPMAN deed. 

Craven County Registered in Book Divisions No. 3 folio 175 

J. S. STANLY CC 

To the Honorable the Justices of Craven County Court in the s ubentu s appointed by the within order of 
Court do report that in pursuance of said order we met on the 10* day of December 1842 at the house of 
Famifold CHAPMAN to effect a division of the Negroes named Simon Sail and her children, Simon, Mary 
Penny Rachael Sam Violet and her child and laid them off in six different lots according to the number of 



legatees 








By No 1 


Simon & Mary 


325.00 


Dana CHAPMAN 


" No 2 


Violet & child 


425.00 


F CHAPMAN 


" No 3 


Sal & child 


350.00 


James ROACH 


" No 4 


Little Simon 


375.00 


Dana ADAMS 


" No 5 


Penny 


175.00 


Alim? (Alice?) HARTLEY 


" No 6 


Rachael 


175.00 


J B CHURCH Admr of Stephen CHAPMAN 






1825.00 Total 





which being divided into the six divisions gave unto each legatee Three Himdred & four 16/100 Dollars 
In Witness whereof we have this day signed the dine? With our hands and seals Dec 10th 1842 
Attest John JACKSON {Seal} 

Osbem CLARK Daniel GASKINS {Seal} 

Joseph HARTLEY Bryan WILLL\MS {Seal} 



Thomas M. Armstrong Estate, 1824 

Craven County Estates, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
Craven County Court February Term A. D. 1824-- 

Then were Samuel SIMPSON, John JUSTICE & Stephen B FORBES appointed Commissioners to divide 
the Negro slaves of Thomas ARMSTRONG deceased among his next of kin 
Attest J. G. STANLY 

Division of Slaves of Tho. ARMSTRONG filed May 1824 

Agreeable to an order of Court here aimexed to us directed we have proceeded to value and divide the 
personal property of Thomas ARMSRONG deed among his four heirs William, Thomas, James and Mary; 
each share amounting to Sbc hundred and fifty Dollars, the whole amount Twenty six hundred dollars — and 
allot the same as stated on the other side, and say No. 2 drawn by Thomas to pay No. 4 drawn by James, 
Fifty Dollars to make his share equal — 

Newbem 1 3* Feby 1 824 John JUSTICE 

Saml SIMPSON 
Stepn. B. FORBES 



Jerry 


about 48 years 


$250 


Simon 


32 


400 


Scott 


21 


450 


Phillis 


27 




child 


3 months 


}550 


John 


5 





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BUI 
Leroy 
Elisa 
Airy 



4 
9 
7 
16 



150 
250 
200 
350 



James, 



Thomas, William and 



$2600 $650 each share 
Mary ARMSTRONG Deer. 17* 1823 



No 1 



William 



Scott 

Elisa 

Phillis 

Child 

John 

Bill 

Simon 

Leroy 

Jerry 

Airy 



$450 
200 



No 2 



Thomas 



No 4 



No 3 



Mary 



James 



550 
150 
400 
250 
250 
350 



Patsey Armstrong Estate, 1825 

Craven County Estates, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Polly ARMSTRONG & Will: ARMSTRONG 
VS 

Caswell ARMSTRONG 

Copy of Petition & Subpoena to return to Craven Supr. Court April Term 1826 

Executed by delivering a copy of the within to Caswell ARMSTRONG 13* January 1826 
James S CLARK Shff 
By Chas. GREENE D. S. 

To the Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court of Law for the County of Craven 
The Petition of Polly ARMSTRONG & William ARMSTRONG; of the said County 
Your Petitioners respectfully shew that (Patsy) ARMSTRONG formerly of the County of Pitt departed this 
life intestate on or about 18 years past and shortly thereafter Caswell ARMSTRONG was duly appointed 
her administrator. Your Petitioners also shew that about fourteen years ago Mary HERRITAGE formerly 
Nancy ARMSTRONG also died intestate and the said Caswell ARMSTRONG was immediately thereafter 
also duly appointed her administrator. Your Petitioners shew that the said intestates were sisters and at their 
death single women, and that their personal property after payment of debts was by law distributable 
between the said Caswell ARMSTRONG and James ARMSTRONG brothers of said Intestates and the 
children of William ARMSTRONG & of Thomas ARMSTRONG deceased brothers of the said Intestates. 
Your Petitioners shew that the said Caswell took possession of the personal property of each of his 
Intestates and has long since settled with James ARMSTRONG & the children of William ARMSTRONG 
for their distributive portions. Your petitioners further shew that the children of Thomas ARMSTRONG 
who in right of their deceased father were entitled to a fourth of the personal property of the said Intestates 
are James ARMSTRONG, Thomas ARMSTRONG and your Petitioners; that the said James and Thomas 
have made a settlement of their claims with the said Administrator and have no demand upon him, and that 
your Petitioners alone remain unpaid and unsatisfied. Your Petitioners have often in a friendly manner 
called upon the said Caswell ARMSTRONG to come to a settlement with them as distributees of Patsy 
ARMSTRONG & Mary HERRITAGE and to pay over what is due to them but the said Caswell hath on 
various unfounded pretenses refused and denied to comply with this their reasonable request. In tender 
consideration whereof, to the end therefore that the said Caswell ARMSTRONG may on oath answer the 
allegations of this petition that he may set fortii an exact amount of assets of the estate of his respective 
Intestates & of his administration thereof that he may be compelled to pay over unto your Petitioners what 
is justly due them & that your Petitioners may have such other remedy as the nature of their case requires. 
May it please your Honor to cause a copy of this petition and a proper process to issue to the said Caswell 
ARMSTRONG (who is an inhabitant of the Coimty of Pitt) commandmg him to appear before your Honor 



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in this honorable Court to answer the premises and abide by & perform the decree which your Honor may 
make therein; and your Petitioners will ever pray &c Will. GASTON for Petrs. 



About Spanish-Milled Dollars 

The "dollar," as introduced by the Continental Congress in January 1777, was equivalent, at that point, to 
one "Spanish-milled dollar" or "Piece of eight." I could not find a conversion rate of pounds to dollars but 
according to the government, the "sterling" rate of 20 shillmgs to the pound and 12 pence to the shilling 
during the Revolution places the value of the shilling at about $2.17 and the pence at about 1 8 cents. There 
are several problems to take into consideration when trymg to convert exchange rates, like regional 
differences and the ever changing currency rate in each state for a particular point in time. 

Inflation and the devaluation of money was a problem during the Revolutionary War, especially from 
1778. Under the Articles of Confederation, adopted on June 26, 1778, both the individual states and the 
central government retained the right to issue paper currency. This resulted in the emission of numerous 
paper currency issues to pay for the war. According to government figures, in March 1778 colonial and 
continental currencies were trading at $1.75 in paper currency to a Spanish-milled dollar. By September 
1778 it had risen to $4.00 in paper currency to a Spanish-milled dollar. In January of 1779 colonial and 
continental currencies were trading at between $7.42 to $8.00 in paper dollars to a Spanish-milled dollar 
and by September 1779 it had risen to $18.00 in paper dollars to a Spanish-milled dollar. In March 1780 the 
rate was $40.00 in paper dollars to a Spanish-milled dollar and by June of 1781 the rate had risen from 
$100 to $350 in paper dollars to a Spanish-milled dollar. By December of 1781 the rates had reached $725 
in paper dollars to a Spanish dollar in North Carolina and $1 ,000 in paper dollars to a Spanish dollar in 
Virginia! 

Devaluation had become so dramatic that several states stopped issuing currency. Maryland, New Jersey 
and New York ceased emissions in 1776, followed by Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire and 
Pennsylvania in 1777, Georgia in 1778, then Massachusetts, Rhode Island and South Carolina in 1779, 
followed by North Carolina in 1780 and finally Virginia in 1781. To remedy this problem the Continental 
Congress passed a resolution on March 18, 1780 guaranteeing payment in Spanish-milled dollars for new 
state emissions that were to be distributed in exchange for depreciated Continental paper Currency 
(generally at the rate of $40 continental paper currency to $1 in guaranteed Spanish-milled dollar currency). 
Additionally, several states issued their own independent emissions, North Carolina in 1783 and South 
Carolma in 1786. Soon overproduction started to erode the value of these emissions as had happened in the 
past. With the ratification of the Constitution in 1789 states were prohibited from issuing currency. 



Child of W. B. Roebuck Had Foot Amputated, 1894 

Eastern Reflector, February 14, 1894 

Dr. W. H. BAGWELL, assisted by Drs. F. W. BROWN and Charles LAUGHINGHOUSE, one day last 
week amputated a foot of the little two-year old child of Mr. W. B. ROEBUCK, of Carolina township. The 
child had been suffering severely for some weeks with meningitis and from some cause one of its feet 
became deed and turned black up to the ankle, and amputation was necessary to save his life. The operation 
was very successfiil and the little fellow has since been getting along remarkably well. 



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St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marwages 

The following is transcribed from St. Paul's Episcopal Church Register, Book 1, Greenville, NC; found on 
microfilm in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Names 



Dates 



By Whom 



Lavender Stewart Wilkins 
Miss Elizabeth Evans 



Nov. 15* 1827 Rev. George W. Freeman 



Francis Wyatt Irby 
Miss Susan Evans 



Nov. 30* 1 83 1 Rev. John H. Norment 



Richard Henry Lewis 
Miss Mary Eliza Foreman 



April 24* 1 832 Rev. William N. Hawks 



John H. Hau^ton 
Miss Polly Ann Williams 



Dec. 1 1, 1834 Rev. John Singeltary 



Francis Rholack Ely 

Miss Frances Adeline Cordelia Randolph 

Edmond B. Freeman 
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Foreman 



1835 



Rev. John Singeltary 



Nov. 14* 1837 Rev. John Singeltary 



Joseph Laughinghouse 
Miss Mary Ann Cherry 



1837 



Rev. John Singeltary 



Noah Joyner 

Miss Emily A. Williams 



1841 



Rev. John Singeltary 



Augustus M. Lewis 

Miss Sarah Matilda Goriiam 



Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



Rev. N. Collin Hughes 
Miss Adeline E. Williams 



Oct. 17*1848 Rev. Jos. B. Cheshire 



Richard H. Lewis (of Alabama) 
Mrs. Martha E. Foreman 



1849 



Rev. N. Collm Hughes 



Zeno H. Greene 
Miss Emily Davis 



Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



Richard Williams 
Miss Henrietta Greene 



Mar. 20* 1 85 1 Rev. Edward Geer 



W. M. B. Brown 
Miss Jane M. Greene 



Nov. 1 1 854 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



Asa Pritchett (of Kinston) 

Miss Georgiann Wulf (of Greenville) 



1858 



Rev. Stephen C. Roberts 



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Names 



Dates 



By Whom 



Blount C. Pearce 
Miss Ann M. Kinsaul 

James Thomas Respass 

Miss Martha Fomes Laughinghouse 

John B. Johnson 

Miss Eliza Jane Singelton Smith 

John L. Watkins (Newbem) 
Mrs. Claudia A. Fox 

Joseph John Laughinghouse 
Miss Eliza O'Hagan 

Charles D. Malone (Franklin) 
Miss Clara Elizabeth Joyner 

Demetrius Henderson Cherry 
Mrs. Caroline E. A. Williams 

Robert W. Joyner (of Abram) 
Miss Alice Stubbs 

Wallace S Barrett 
Miss Cora Rouse 

Dr. William A. Bernard 
Miss Mary A. H. Smith 

Robert Greene 
Miss Eva S. Smith 

William S Rawls 
Margaret O. Tyson 

Nathaniel Harding 
Miss Elizabeth Hughes 

R A Tyson 
Clyde Perkins 

Dr. C A Swindell 
Elisabeth Williams 

Richd B Bynum 
Susan E. Sheppard 

Lawrence V Morrill 
Jane M Brown 

Thomas M Scott 
Martha Jane Martm 



Dec. 8* 1857 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



March 1 866 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



Sept. 27, 1866 Rev. N. CoUm Hughes 



June 5* 1 867 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



May 1 r 1870 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



November 1869 John R, Joyner and 

Rev. N. Collin Hughes 

August 1 5* 1 872 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



June 4* 1 873 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 

April 14*^ 1 875 Rev. Nathaniel Harding 

Rev. Edwin Geer 

April 1 8* 1 860 Rev. Edwin Geer 

Dec. 6* 1 876 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 

Feb. 3"^* 1 874 Rev. Israel Harding and 
Rev. N. Collin Hughes 

April 25* 1 877 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 

Feb. 23"* 1881 Rev. N. Harding 

Jan. 14* 1885 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 

April 9* 1 885 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 

April 1 5* 1 885 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



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Names 



Dates 



By Whom 



Jacob F Joyner 
Fannie Lang 

Frank W Brown 
Camille Latham 



May 2°'' 1 885 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



June 2"** 1 886 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



Henry Sheppard 

Ella Matilda Ann Williams 

Wm M Russ 
Henrietta Williams 

Julian Timberlake 
Agnes Le Riy Cotton 

W. N. M. Hammond 
Maggie F. Daniels 

William T. Haydn 
Elizabeth Boyd 

John W. Suydam 
Harriet Taylor 

Mr. Wm H. Long 
Miss Jinnie M. Williams 

Mr. S. T. White 
Miss Annie Sheppard 

Mr. J. A. Andrews 
Miss Hennie Sheppard 

Mr. Edward B. Ficklen 
Miss Myra Skinner 

Mr. Frank M. Hodges 
Miss Evelyn Belle Greene 

Mr. Nathaniel Fulford 
Miss Maud Lillington Blow 

Mr. Richard Williams 
Miss Mary Elizabeth Jarvis 

Mr. W. H. Dail Jr. 
Miss Mary Dorcas Blow 

Mr. Lawrence Hooker 
Miss Delia J. Erwin 



Dec. 1875 



Rev. E. A. Price 



March 31^ 1891 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



Jan. 6*^ 1 892 Rev. N. Collin Hughes 



Aug. 3 1 1 893 Alban Greaves 



Dec. 1 8*^ 1 895 Alban Greaves Rector of 
St. Paul's 

March 1 1* 1 899 Rev. C. A Canfield 



June 1 6* 1 898 Rev. Nat. Harding 



Nov. 23''' 1 898 Rev. Nat Harding 



July 7* 1 898 Rev. Nat Harding 



June 16* 1899 Rev. Nat. Hardmg 



June 5* 1895 Rev. Alban Greaves 



April 25* 1900 Rev. Nathaniel Harding 



April 1 6 1 903 Rev. F. H. Harding 



Nov. 18 1903 



Sept. 7 1904 



Rev. W. E. Cox and 
Rev. F. Harding 

Rev. W. E. Cox 



Charles Stuart Carr 
Pattie Sessoms Skinner 



Dec. 6 1905 Rev. W. E. Cox 



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St. Paul's Episcopal Church Funerals 

The following is transcribed from St. Paul's Episcopal Church Register, Book 1, Greenville, NC; found on 
microfilm in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

Names Dates By Whom 



Miss Elizabeth Cobb adult 
Dr. Robert Williams adult 
Ann Eliza Williams infant 
George Herbert Joyner infant 



1833 

Octr 14* 1840 
Novemr4* 1843 
1850 



Dr. Robert Franklin John Haywood Williams adult March 28* 1853 
Mr. Nymphias A Price adult 
Joseph J. Norcott 
Mrs. Martha A. E. Clark 
Mrs. Mary G Pearce 
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis 
Mr. Nicholas D. Williams 
Caroline (infant of Richard F. J. H. & C. E. A. 
Williams) 

Mr. Richard F. J. H. Williams 
Capt. Joseph A. Williams 
James (infant son of HA & E Sutton) 
Mary (infant of Aaron & J. A. Emul) 
Louise (infant of Joseph and Mary Comer 
Mrs. Sarah E. Blount 

Myrtle O'Hagan Stilley (infent of C. C. & C. 
StiUey) 

Lee (infant of W. L. & Mary Cherry) 
Mrs. Mary E Cherry (wife of W. L. Cherry) 
Pearl (infant of C. C. & C. Stilley) 
Olive Lydia (infant of D S Morrill) 
Mrs. Alley Joyner (Falkland) 
Mrs. Elizabeth Sheppard (wife of H. Sheppard) 
Martha (infent of Sunon B. & Martha Wilson) 
Olive (infant of James J. & B. M. Perkins) 
Mrs. Sally Kinsaul (wife of M. Kinsaul) 
Mrs. Eliza Nelson (wife of James) 
Mrs. Polly Emul (wife of Burton G.) 
Mr. O. H. McLuer 

Mrs. Emily A. Joyner (wife of Dr Noah) 
HilUard (infant of D. G. James) 
(infant of Asa & Georgianna Pritchard) 
Mrs. Margaret Shultz 
Dr. W. A. Bernard 
Mr. T. E. Nelson 
James (infant of James Warren) 
Myra Dennis (infant) 
Mrs. Delzora ONeal 
Mrs. Sarah Johnson Goelet 
Mrs Ann Dimlevy 
Mr. Burton G. Emul 



Octr 9* 1848 
July 4* 1850 
1851 

Feby 17* 1854 
May 30* 1858 
Octr 14* 1858 

Sept 17* 1860 
Novemr26 1862 
August 1866 
1866 

June 3"* 1863 
Octr. 6* 1867 
1868 

Augst23 1869 
Sept 5* 1870 
1870 

June21'* 1871 
August 25* 1871 
July 1870 
Sept 18* 1871 
June 1872 
June 28* 1872 
July 10* 1872 
August 14* 1872 
November 18*1872 
July 18* 1874 
Octr 20* 1874 
Octr 29 1874 
Novem26* 1874 
March 8 1875 
April 15* 1875 
August 13* 1875 
Aoril 22°" 1876 
May 20* 1876 
Augt 12* 1876 
Sept 4* 1876 



Octr 27* 1876 



Rev. Wm N. Hawks 
Rev. John Singeltary 
Rev. John Smgeltary 
Rev. Edwin Geer 
Rev. N. Collin Hughes 
Rev. N. Collin Hughes 
Rev. N. Collin Hughes 
Rev. Edwin Geer 
Rev. N. Collin Hughes 
Rev. N. Collin Hughes 
Rev. S. C. Roberts 
Rev. S. C. Roberts 

Rev. Edwin Geer 
Layman Richd Williams 
Layman Richd Williams 
Layman Richd Williams 
Rev. T. B. Haughton 
Rev. Israel Harding 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 

Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman Robt. W. Joyner 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Layman Ed. N. Joyner 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman Wm Hargrave 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman Lewis Cloak 
Layman R. Williams 
Rev. N. Harding 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Rev. N C Hughes 
Rev. N C Hughes 
Layman R. Williams 



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Louis Latham (Infant of _ & O. Latham) 

Solomon Sheppard (Infant of R. W. & A. J. Joyner) 

Bettie M Perkins (Mrs.) 

Lyman Hughes Proctor (Infant son of Jesse and 

Sarah Proctor 

Zeno Holstein Williams 

Cora Barrett (wife of Walter) 

James C Skinner 

William Worsley son of J. B. Worsley 

Mrs Mary Boyd wife of Mr A. Boyd 

William Bryan Proctor son of James and 

Ann M Proctor 

Henry Sheppard 

William Sheppard 

Benja Cobb 

Robert R Cotton 

Chas N. (or A.?) Swindell 

Charles Smaw Proctor son of J. & S Proctor 

Wallace Lewis of W. B. «fc M. A. Jarvis 

Parker Infant of Geo. & Inez Parker 

E. C. Yellowley 
Zeno Swindell 
Abner Boyd 

Lucy Infant of R. B. & Sue Bynum 

Mary F Yellowley 

Duglas C Yellowley 

Mrs Latrie Skinner 

Mrs Christiana Thomas 

Mr. Robert Greene Sr 

Estelle Williams (23) d. of Dr R and H. 

Williams 

Dr Richard Williams (80) 

Havens Cherry 

Mr W. T. Haydn 

Mr. John W. Suydam 

Hattie Mildred Williams (child) 

Miss Penelope (Pennie) Dudley (adult) 

Bernard Green (child) 

Mrs. Jane M. Brown wife of (Dr. Wm Brown) 
William Bartley Williams (child) 
William Henry Long (child) 
Mrs. Henrietta Williams 

Mr. J. Johnson 
William King (child) 
Mrs. Wyatt Brown 
Miss Margaret Boyd 
Mrs. Noah Jackson 
Dr. W. M. B. Brown 
Mrs. Allie Perkins, wife of J. J. Perkins 
Mrs. John F. Boyd 
Mr. Jesse Proctor 
Mrs. M. M. Moore 
Annie Ella White (Infant) 
Mrs. Annie Shepard White adult 
Tilhnan B. Cherry adult 



May 23'" 1877 
July 13* 1877 
March 4 1878 
June 6* 1878 

Sept 24* 1878 
Sept 1879 
June 21'' 1880 
October 3"* 1880 
Feby2d 1881 
Octr 17* 1881 

Octr31'' 1881 
Nov 29* 1881 
Feby9* 1884 
July 16* 1883 
April 9* 1884 
Sept 16* 1884 
July 17* 1885 
June 21'' 1886 
Sept 1885 
Novemr26* 1886 
Jany31'* 1887 
Nov 24* 1887 



April 17* 1888 
Jany9* 1890 
June 23"* 1893 
St. Matthew's Day 

June 26* 1894 
[FADED] 
Apl 17* 1897 
March 13* 1899 
May 24* 1899 
July I'* 1899 
July 14* 1899 
Sept. 12* 1899 
Sept 14* 1899 
June 6* 1900 
Feb. 18* 1901 

March 13* 1901 
Aug 22"*' 1901 
May 1902 
May 1902 
April 25, 1903 
Nov. 12, 1903 
Dec. 21-1903 
Nov. 16- 1904 
Mar. 5- 1906 
Mar 18- 1906 
May 22- 1906 
Dec. 5- 1906 
Jan. 4-1907 



Layman R. Williams 
Layman R. Williams 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Layman R. Williams 

Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Lay R. Williams 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Lay R. Williams 
Lay R. Williams 
Lay R. Williams 

Rev N. Harding 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Lay R. Williams 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Lay R. Williams 
Lay R. Williams 
Lay R. WiUiams 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Lay R. WilUams 
Lay W. S. Bernard 



Rev. N. C. Hughes 
R. Williams Lay 
Alban Greaves 
Alban Greaves 

Alban Greaves 
Rev N. Harding 
Rev N. Harding 
J. A. Canfield 
J. A. Canfield 
J. A. Canfield 
J. A. Canfield 
J. A. Canfield 
J. A. Canfield 
Rev. N. Harding 
Rev. N. Harding 
Rev. F. H. Harding 
Rev. F. H. Harding 
Rev. F. H. Harding 
Rev. Nat. Harding 
Rev. N. C. Hughes 
Rev. W. E. Cox 
Rev. W. E. Cox 
Rev. W. E. Cox 
Rev. W. E. Cox 
Rev. W. E. Cox 
Rev. W. E. Cox 
Rev. W. E. Cox 
Rev. W. E. Cox 
Rev. W. E. Cox 



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Frizzle Family Supreme Court Case 

Found in Supreme Court Case # 6920, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 



North Carolina Pitt County} In Equity 
The petition of Benjamin RIVES admr of Margaret his late wife 
VS 

Jonathan R FRIZZLE Exr of Jonathan FRIZZLE, Wanen FRIZZLE, William FRIZZLE, Absala 
ROUNDTREE, Edward CARMAN and Elizabeth his wife, Zilphia BROWN, Charles ROGERS and 
Frances his wife, James GAYLORD and Gerusha his wife, Joseph MURPHRY and Alcinda his wife, 
Edward R COWARD and Sally Ann his wife, 

To The Honorable Judge of said Court 

Humbly Sheweth the petition of Benjamin RIVES admr of Margaret his late wife that Sometime in or 
about 1 844 Jonathan FRIZZLE of said County died having to wit on 1 8 Aug. 1 843 made and published his 
last will and testament wherein he appointed Jonathan R. FRIZZLE (hereafter named as deft) as his Exr 

which was duly proved at Term of the County Court of said Covmty when the said Executor duly 

qualified as such and assumed the burden of administering according to the said will. By said will (a copy 
whereof is herewith filed and prayed to be taken as a part hereof) the testator gave to his wife Rutha for life 
certain lands, also Negroes Charles, Jim, Sary, Gatsy, Amelia & her three children Aggy Edy Monda & 
their increase and old Ned, and certain household & kitchen fiimiture stock & provisions and farming tools 
& implements particularly enumerated in said will. He also gave to each of his five younger children 
Margaret, Warren, Alacinda, William and Sally Ann certain small articles of personal property (for which 
reference is had to the will) when they married or became of age out of the property loaned to his wife. He 
gave to Edward CARMAN certain property in trust for Gerusha GAYLORD. 

He fiather bequeathed as follows " All the property which I have loaned to my wife (except the land) 
and not hereafter given away after my wife's death shall be equally divided between my lawfiil heirs except 
the share or part which I have given away in trust for Gerusha Ann and she is not to have any other part or 
share." 

He fiirther bequea&ed that Negroes Ben Stephen and Mariah and all the residue of his property which 
he had not loaned to his wife or given away be sold and all debts owing to him collected by his executors 
and the proceeds after paying his debts and legacies be lent out during his wife's life and the interest paid to 
her for the support of his younger children and after her death the principal equally divided among all his 
lawfiil heirs except the share of Gerusha which should be held in trust by Edward CARMAN as aforesaid. 

After the mating of said will and before the death of the testator rthe said Margaret married your orator 

RTVES and on the I'* of November 1849 died intestate in — County; at Term of the Coimty Court of 

said County your orator RIVES duly became her administrator as will appear fi-om the records of said 
Court In the summer of 1851 the said Rutha (widow of the testator) died. Your orator finther shows your 
honor that the testator at his death owed but very few debts which were very soon paid by his executor who 
assented to the legacies in said will and put the said Rutha in possession of the property given to her, of 
which she remained in possession up to her death when it was resumed and is stilhetained by the said 
executor. The said executor also sold the slaves Ben Stephen and Mariah and the other property mentioned 
in the 6* item of said will and collected or might and ought and but for his negligence would have collected 
all the debts therein mentioned which amounted to a large sum unknown to your orator. 

Your orator fiirther shews your honor that the children of the said testator were Jonathan R FRIZZLE ( 
the executor of his will) Warren FRIZZLE, William FRIZZLE, Absala widow of Jesse ROUNDTREE 
deceased, Elizabeth wife of Edward CARMAN of Greene County, Zilpha widow of William BROWN 
deceased, Frances wife of Charles ROGERS, Gerusha wife of James GAYLORD, Margaret late wife of 
your orator, Alcinda wife of Joseph MURPHRY of Greene County and Sally Ann wife of Edward R 
COWARD of Greene County all of whom are hereafter caUed defendants. The said James GAYLORD has 
long resided and now resides out of this state in parts unknown to your orator. 



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Your orator is advised that as administrator of his deceased wife Margaret he is entitled to the legacy 
given to her by name in the 3^^ Item of said will and also to the legacies given to her as one of the children 
of the testator in the 5* and 6* Items of said will. 

And your orator frequently applied to the said Jonathan R FRIZZLE the executor aforesaid and 
requested him to account with him for said legacies and to pay him what might be due therein. And your 
orator well hoped he would have complied with those just and reasonable requests; But now so it is. 

May it please your honor the said deft. Jonathan continuing and Confederating with the other defts, 
hath refosed and doth absolutely refuse so to do. Pretending that because the wife of your orator died before 
the said Rutha your orator is in no manner entitled to any portion of the estate; to the Contrary whereof 
your orator is advised. In Consideration whereof and Insomuch as your orator can have adequate relief in 
die premises and to stand to abide by and obey the further order direction and decree of this Court herein. 
And your orator will ever pray &c Will. B. RODMAN attorney for Compt. 



James May vs. Shadrach Wooten, Suspended Land Grant, 1780 

Found in Sect, of State Papers, SS Xn, Land Office, Suspended Land Grants; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Richard CASWELL Esqr Govt & Commander in Chief of the State of No. Carolina 
To the Secretary of the said State Greeting 

Whereas Complaint hath been made to me on oath, by James MAY that Shadrach WOOTTEN hath entered 
a piece of Land Lying in Pitt County between the lines of the said James MAY which Land said MAY 
Claims under a purchase as the estate of Caleb WALLACE Deceased and being in possession of the same. 
And therefore praying the execution of the Grant to the said Shadrach WOOTTEN for the Land aforesd. 
May be Suspended; The same is Suspended accordingly And you are hereby directed to Certify the same to 
the County Court of Pitt, that such Court proceed thereon according to Law 
Given under my hand at Newington the 30* day of March 1780 Rd CASWELL 



Marcus Stokes vs. Joseph Hickman, Suspended Land Grant, 1780 

Found m Sect, of State Papers, SS XII, Land Office, Suspended Land Grants; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Richard CASWELL Esqr Governor & Commander in Chief of the State of North Carolina 
To the Secretary of the said State Greeting 

Whereas Complaint hath been made to me on oath, by Marcus STOKES that Joseph HICKMAN hath 
entered & Surveyed a piece of Land in Pitt County on Coneta Creek in which he hath included part of the 
Lands which the said Marcus STOKES Claims hath been in possession of under a Deed from William 
GWALTNEY for fifteen Years past, therefore praying the execution of the Grant to the said Joseph 
HICKMAN for the Lands aforesaid may be Suspended, The same is accordingly Suspended; And you are 
hereby directed to Certify the same to Ae County Court of Pitt that such Court may proceed therein 
according to Law — 

Given under my hand at Newington the 3 1 day of March 1 780 Rd CASWELL 



C5 



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Arnold Family Marrlvges 

From the marriage index located in the Clerks Office, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. This 
collection includes all the white entries through 1900. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 



Key to Format: 
Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother [ng= not given] 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother [ng= not given] 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses (if given) 



Arnold, E. S. (22) P. W. Arnold & Annie 

Boyd, Mary (16) Edward Boyd & Molie 

Dec. 13, 1893. Chicod. E. S. Dixon 

J. W. Dixon, J. W. Harper, L. H. Smith 

Arnold, Fred (21) Stanly Arnold & Martha 

Campbell, Hattie (17) W. A. Campbell & July 

Dec. 29, 1896. Chicod. N. L. Seabott 

J. D. Buck, W. M. Elks, A. B. Galiway 

Arnold, Jas. (23) Stanley 7\mold & Martha 

Smith, Elizabeth (17) Bryan Smith & Margarett 

Apr. 11, 1894. Chicod. J. S. Corbitt 

J. D. Buck, Israel Edwards 

Arnold, Louis A. (23) P. W. Arnold & Annis 

Edwards, Julia (22) Henry Edwards & Julie 

Dec. 20, 1889. Chicod. E. S. Dixon, JP 

W. H. Dixon, Jas Claric, J. A. Burris 

Arnold, Louis M. (23) ng 

Surmons, Lottie A. (22) ng 

May 17, 1873. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

John Jones, Frank Hart, Matthew Kittrell 

Arnold, Martin C. (50) ng 

Corbin, Dolly (45) ng 

Aug. 10, 1873. Chicod. J. B. Stickney, JP [wits, ng] 

Arnold, P. W. (61) Nash Arnold & Emily 

Dixon, Susan (44) Wm. Dixon & Lydia 

Apr. 5, 1892. Chicod. E. S. Dixon 

W. H. Dixon, Nassby Mills, J. W. Harper 

Arnold, W. H. (24) Prince W. Arnold & Annie 

Dixon, Mary J, (25) W. B. Dixon & Nittie 

Dec. 5, 1882. Chicod. Oliver Harper, Min. 

Joseph Mills, James Mills, Lewis A. Taylor 

Arnold, Wm. E William H. Arnold & Sally 

McGowan, Ahneta Guilford McGowan & Lozina 

June 16, 1870. Greenville twsp. Redding Moore, Min. [wits, ng] 



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Dixon, Henry (27) John S. Dixon & Polly 

Arnold, Polly (23) Prince Arnold & Annie 

Dec. 30, 1885. Chicod. Oliver Harper, Min. 

John C. Dixon, W. L. Clark, Naisby Mills 

Elks, Jordan (22) C. A. Elks & R. 

Arnold, Susan (22) P. W. Arnold & Annie 

Mar. 6, 1895. Chicod. B. B. Albritton 

E. R. Mills, A. Dixon, J. A. E. 

Hales, Howell (26) John Hales & Amanda 

Arnold, Loda (20) Stanley Arnold & ng 

Dec. 30, 1896. Chicod. N. L. Seabolt 

Seth Hodges, William Cox 

McGowans, Herbert (46) Guilford McGowans & Lizina 

Arnold, Flossie (24) Louis Arnold & Sally Ann 

June 7, 1900. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse 

J. R.? Edwards, J. G. Griffin 

Mills, James Allen Allen Mills & Harriet 

Arnold, Ann Eliza Prince W. Arnold & Anna 

Dec. 19, 1891. At his Father's House. Oliver Harper, Min. 

Mills, Jas. [or Jos.] Jno. (24) Simon Mills & Nancy 

Arnold, Sarah Ann (19) Prince W. Arnold & Ann 

Apr. 27, 1875. Chicod. Oliver Harper, Min. 

James A. Mills, Joseph Mills, William Arnold 

Royal, Joseph (21) Thomas Royal & Jane 

Arnold, Amy E. (18) Prince Wm. Arnold & Annie 

July 3, 1887. Swift Creek. W. B. Moore, JP 

J. H. Smith, E. S. Dixon, Nasby Mills 



J. N. Moore Family Afflicted, 1902 

King's Weekly, Greenville, NC, Aug. 26, 1902 

Mr. J. N. MOORE, near Staton's Mill, died Sunday. About an hour later his son. Earnest, 
about sixteen years old died. Four other members of this family is sick and the death of one of 
them was expected yesterday. For several weeks the family has been very sick with typhoid fever. 

Mr. MOORE was a good substantial farmer, a man well liked by everybody and the afflicted 
family have the sympathy of their many friends. Mr. MOORE and his son were buried yesterday 

at the family burying ground. 



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John Thomas Ross Autobiography 

John Thomas Ross wrote his autobiography on August 22, 1946 and was submitted in 1969 to the Weekly 
Herald, Robersonville, NC Tobacco Edition by Mrs. Margaret Ross Roberson. According to a side caption 
and photo in the newspaper, in 1878 when John Thomas Ross was six years old his family moved into the 

Pompey William (Billy) Rogers house located on the House Road not far from Robersonville towards 
Cross Roads. The house was a landmark in the area and Pompey William (Billy) Rogers and his wife are 
thought to have been buried under a cedar tree near the old house. Contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

"I was bom in Cross Roads Township, Martin County, N. C. , one mile west of Cross Roads Church on 
the road leading to what is knovm as Everetts, N. C, on Sunday, April 28, 1872, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. 

My father, James Reuben ROSS, bom m Pitt County, N. C, in 1828, was the best informed man in the 
scriptures it has ever been my priviledge to converse with. Though never connected with any church 
organization, he had a firm belief in an all-powerful God who knew the final destiny of all nations, kindred 
tongues from creation to the ultimate end. My study of the holy writ convmced me in my early manhood, 
beyond any doubt, that man had no power of his own and if let to himself would go to utter destmction, his 
only hope being that God, in His mercy, would send the Holy Spirit in his soul and convince him of his sins 
and then in his distress would cry unto God for deliverance and to this doctrine after more than fifty years 
of prayer and study I still adhere and if I be wrong I pray God to forgive me, for surely it is error of the 
mind and not of the heart. 

My sainted mother (Margaret COBURN) was bom in 1832 in the village of Robersonville in the house 
now owned and occupied by John T. POWELL. She was a great believer in the Sovereignity of God, and 
connected herself with the church at Flat Swamp when she was a mere youth, and to her teachings, 
examples, instmction, etc., (if there be any good worthy of note in me) I owe more than any one else, and 
her memory I will ever cherish. 

My first experience in school was in 1 878 in a little one-room building near Cross Roads church, the 
teacher being James R. ROBERSON, better known as "Big Jim.' Some of those who attended were Jule T. 
BARNHILL, Sam BARNHILL, L. B. WYNNE (father of Bmce WYNNE, now clerk of court) and many 
others which space forbids me to mention. In the fall of 1878 father sold our home and purchased the then 
known farm of Pompey William (Billy) Rogers (deceased). The following December we moved to our new 
home in a neighborhood of strangers, but not for long was anybody a stranger, for a better group of friends 
could not be found. Joining on the south Godfrey WHITFIELD, father of J. L. WHITFIELD, and Ricky 
SMITH, father of the late A. E. SMITH, and on the east by Billie KEEL and Reuben EVERETT, on the 
north by Henry Baker ROBERSON, father of Arch S. ROBERSON, and west by James H. GRIMES, father 
of Bob, Henry, Sallie and Alice, being one mile from Robersonville, the old home of mother. Here I 
remained for sixteen years, attending public school near Eli EVERETT'S for three short sessions. After 
those sessions, my father had me transferred to public school in Robersonville, held m the first floor of the 
now standing Masonic Lodge building. Here 1 received instruction under the best man and teacher that 
Eastern North Carolina ever produced. And in the recesses of my heart sweet memories of this man of God 
still remain and will until I am no more. His name, so well known and remembered by all who ever knew 
him. Was Professor Stephen W. OUTTERBRIDGE. However, it was my misfortune at the age of sixteen to 
stop school as I was needed at home for farm work. Thus, my training in education under this great man 
was cut short — consisting of 20 months for my entire school life. 

However, all is well that ends well, and the lessons taught by example by my beloved parents, sank 
deeply, and have ever been a guiding light unto my soul and such as could not be secured in a school room. 

At the age of 22, a sun stroke laid me low and my parents and I were advised by our family doctor. Dr. 
R. H. HARGROVE, that I must leave the farm, secure work not exposed to sim rays if I desired to stay at 
all well. 

On November 1, 1894, 1 bade farewell and final goodby to my country home and went to Robersonville 
(which then had a population of 247), accepted a position as clerk in a grocery store which had a saloon in 
the rear. I worked there for four years, and on December 31, 1898, they sold out to other parties; but I soon 
found a job as clerk with other parties for a year. In 1900 I went to work for the firm of A. S. and J. H. 



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ROBERSON, Haw River, N. C, and worked untU October when a prolonged (stoppage) by all millhands 
forced them to close their business. I returned home, my parents being yet alive, and lived with them for a 
short time until I could find another job. On November 8, election day, my father was stricken down so I 
decided to stay by his bedside as long as needed. On December 4, 1900, the death angel visited and took his 
spirit to parts unknown, his death breaking up a once happy country home. My mother went to spend her 
remaining days with her yoimgest daughter, Mrs. A. S. EVERETT, and I returned to Robersonville. My 
brother, S. L. ROSS, and I established a small mercantile business which lasted four years. We sold out to 
Jenkins and Roberson and again I was jobless, but not for long, I soon began working for J. D. and J. C. 
ROBERSON and remained with them for some time. 

From 1906 to November, 1907, 1 was connected with tiie firm of Adkins and Bailey in the warehouse 
biisiness as solicitor. When the warehouse opened for the sale of leaf tobacco, I became the carrier of the 
clip and bookkeeper. 

In November, 1907, 1 began with the U. S. Post Office as rural letter carrier. Shortly thereafter I met a on 
my route a lovely little lady with black hair and brown eyes, and she was destined to change my course in 
life fi-om that of a confirmed batchelor to married bliss. She became my bride in 1909 and to us were bom 
three daughters, all of whom are married and have children of their own, seven in number, and of whom I 
am very proud. All in all, my marriage has been more than a man could wish for. 

In November, 1937, 1 retired from the postal service, having given 29 years and sbc months of my life to 
serving my country and patrons. Since that time I have spent my time working in the garden and doing little 
jobs around the yard and helping to lighten the burdens of my beloved companion. Now I have become 
disabled to perform these tasks and am sitting around asking my Creator to place within me a spirit of 
patience and love for all himian kind, and to Him I ascribe all power and glory forever. 

J. T. ROSS" 



Heirs of Nehemiah Downs, Court Notice, 1820 

NCStar, Raleigh, NC, February 4, 1820 

State of North Carolina 

Pitt County 

County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 
November Term, 1819. 

Elizabeth DOWNS, vs. the Heirs of Nehemiah DOWNS— Petition 

for dower 

It having been made appear to the satisfaction of the Court, that Isaac DOWNS, William 
DOWNS, Silus DOWNS, EUsha and Tabitha HATHOWAY, hens at Law of Nehemiah 
DOWNS, are not inhabitants of this State; Ordered that notice be given said defendants, 
by publication for two months in the Star, to the said Isaac, William, Silus, Elisha and 
Tabitha, to appear at the next Court to be held for the county of Pitt, at the VCourt-House 
in Greenesville, on the first Monday of February next, then and there to answer, 
otherwise the prayer of the petition will be taken pro confesso. 

Alexander EVANS, Clk 



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Queries 



I am seeking a photograph or illustration of the home of Revolutionary war soldier. Dr. Robert WILLIAMS 
(1758-1840). The home has long been demolished and was located at 3590 King's Crossroads, Falkland, 
NC. 

—Laura F. RENARD; 4305 David Street, Durham, NC 27704(919)477-1379 
E-mail: ncfoxx2(a),verizon.net 

I am seeking the buthdate and birthplace of Simon BURNEY, who was married to an unknown HARDEE 
woman and died between 1792 and 1796 in Greene Co., GA. Several of his grandchildren, including Sarah 
BURNEY CANNON, b. 1771, were living in Craven Co., NC in 1790. 1 believe Simon BURNEY'S 
parents were John BURNEY, b. 1716 in NC and Elizabeth CHEEK, b. 1721 in VA. 
—Carol L. Cannon TUTTLE; 5186 S. WilUams Drive, Greenwood Village, CO 80121 (303) 806-9462 

I am searching for the parents and ancestry of Abel SMITH (b. 1819) who lived in the King's 

Crossroads/Falkland area of Pitt County. 

—Edith COX; 712 Doris Ave., Jacksonville, NC 28540-8228 

E-mail: edieanne(g),ec.rr.com 

I am looking for information on Fanny GRIMES, the first wife of Archibald STATON (1816-1880). She 
may have been fi-om Pitt, Martin, Edgecombe or Beaufort Counties. She was the mother of Katherine Baker 
STATON (b. 1878) who married Joseph Thomas HAISLEP of Martin Co., NC. 
—Marguerite MARTIN; 115 Elizabeth Dr., Manteo, NC 27954 
E-mail: mb.martin@earthlink.net 

I am looking for the parents of Nancy Davis BALLARD (1818-1882) wife of William R. HYMAN. 
—Ola GURNEY; 48 12 Sullivan Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455-5804 (757) 497-82 1 8 
E-mail: graypom@cox.net 

I am researching the lineage of my grandfather, Samuel Howard KITTRELL. I am also trying to find 
information on my grandmother, Ethel Launa JONES (dau. of Asa JONES and Mamie SYLIVANT) 
—Nancy KITTRELL; 791 Old Treeline Trail, DeLand, FL. 32724-1 193 
E-mail: howardsnancy@yahoo.com 

I am seeking proof of the parents of Revolutionary War soldier, Isaac TISON/TISSOM (b. ca. 1760 in Pitt 
Co., NC-d. Sept. 26, 1804 in Wilkes Co., GA.). He married 1) Elizabeth WATSON and 2) Elizabeth LEE. 
—Tyson ASHLOCK; 609 Encino PI. NE #503, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2615 

I am still trying to track down John Evans FORBES, b. Dec. 26, 1832 in Pitt Co., NC, son of Alfi-ed 
FORBES and Martha EVANS. I have evidence John was a close fiiend of Walter Scott HANRAHAN and 
they may have fought together in the War between the States. HANRAHAN was mortally wounded in the 
war and John E. FORBES deserted, fleeing to California. Apparently to avoid being arrested, John E. 
FORBES changed his name to Walter S. HANRAHAN and lived the rest of his life in Porterville, CA. as a 
practicing physician. The story of John E. FORBE'S true identity was passed down by his daughter, 
Blanche (FORBES) HANRAHAN CARRINGTON (b. in 1859 in Pitt Co., NC). Blanche apparently left for 
California to join her father a few years after the war ended. 
—Bob FORBES; 8023 Newtown Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173-9398 
E-mail: bforbes@carolma.rr.com 



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Index 



Adams, Dana 16 

Adams, David 1 

Adams, Ezekiel 2 

Adams, William 1 

Adams, Willoughby 1 

Albritton, B.B 27 

Aldridge, Drew 12 

Allen, Benjamin 3 

Allen, John 2, 3 

Allen, Shadrach 3 

Anderson, Charles 2 

Anderson, John 1 

Anderson, John, Sr 1 

Anderson, Jonas 1 

Anderson, Joseph 1 

Anderson, Peter '. 1 

Anderson, Thomas 1 

Andrews, J. A 21 

Armstrong, Caswell 17 

Armstrong, James 16, 17 

Armstrong, Mary 16, 17 

Armstrong, Patsey 17 

Armstrong, Polly 17 

Armstrong, Thomas M 16, 17 

Armstrong, William 16, 17 

Arnold, Amy E 27 

Arnold, Ann Eliza 27 

Arnold, Flossie 27 

Arnold, Fred 26 

Arnold, James 26 

Arnold, Loda 27 

Arnold, Louis A 26 

Arnold, Louis 27 

Arnold, Martin C 26 

Arnold, Nash 26 

Arnold, Polly 27 

Arnold, Prince W 26 

Arnold, Prince W 27 

Arnold, S. E 26 

Arnold, Sarah Ann 27 

Arnold, Stanley 27 

Arnold, Stanly 26 

Arnold, Susan 27 

Arnold, William E 26 

Arnold, William H 26 

Ashlock, Tyson 30 

Atherley, Jonathan 1 

Autery, Esther 12 

Autery, Isom 12 

Avery, John 2 

Bagwell, W. H., Dr 18 

Baker, Elisha 1 

Baldwyn, William 6, 7 

Ballard, Nancy Davis 30 

Barnes, Jeremiah 2 

Bamhill, Jule T 28 



Bamhill, Sam 28 

Barret, William 3 

Barrett, Cora 23 

Barrett, Wallace S 20 

Barrett, Walter 23 

Barrow, James 11 

Barrow, Jane 12 

Barrow, Joseph 12 

Bauldree, William 7 

Beesley, Benjamin 2 

Belcher, Woode 8 

Bentley, William 3 

Bernard, William A., Dr 20 

Bernard, William A., Dr 22 

Blackledge, Ann 1 

Blackledge, Richard 9, 10 

Blackledge, Thomas 9, 10 

Blackledge, William 9, 10 

Blount, Jacob 1 

Blount, Sarah E., Mrs 22 

Blow, Mary Dorcas 21 

Blow, Maud Lillington 21 

Boyd, Abner 15,23 

Boyd, Cely 15 

Boyd, Edward 26 

Boyd, Elizabeth 21 

Boyd, John F 23 

Boyd, John 15 

Boyd, Margaret, Mrs 23 

Boyd, Mary 26 

Boyd, Sally .15 

Boyd. Mary, Mrs 23 

Branton, Samuel 3 

Brily, Isaac 8 

Broom, Melus 11 

Brooms, Masen 3 

Brown, F. W., Dr 18 

Brown, Frank W 21 

Brovm, Isaac 9 

Brovm, Jane M 20, 23 

Brown, Thomas 2 

Brown, W.B. M 19 

Brown, W. B. M., Dr 23 

Brown, William, Dr 23 

Brown, Wyatt, Mrs 23 

Brown, Zilphia 24 

Browning, Claracy 15 

Brovming, Daniel 2 

Browning, George 2 

Browning, John 3 

Browning, Peregrin 3 

Bryan, George 13 

Bryan, JohnC 12 

Bryan, John 1 

Bryan, Mary 13 

Bryan, Sarah 13 



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Buck, Elizabeth 14 

Buck, J. D 26 

Bull, Elizabeth 13 

Buraey, John 30 

Bumey, Simon 30 

Burris, J. A 26 

Butler, Arthur 1 

Butler, Charles 2, 15 

Butler, John 1 

Butler, Sarah 13 

Butler, William 2 

Butts, James 12 

Bynum, Lucy 23 

Bynum, R. B 23 

Bynum, Richard B 20 

Caldwell, Spencer 12 

Campbell, Hattie 26 

Campbell, James 1 

Campbell, Joseph 1 

Campbell, W. A 26 

Canfield, C. A., Rev 21 

Canfield, J. A 23 

Cannady, David, Jr 3 

Cannady, David, Sr 2 

Cannady, John 3 

Cannon, Dermis 9 

Cannon, Edward 3 

Cannon, Edward, Sr 2 

Cannon, Elizabeth 2 

Cannon, Henry, Jr 3 

Cannon, Henry, Sr 2 

Cannon, Lewis 9, 10 

Cannon, Sarah Bumey 30 

Cannon, Thomas 9 

Cannon, William 6 

Carlton, John 14 

Carlton, Joseph 1 

Carlton, Richard 14 

Carlton, Thomas 14 

Carman, Edward 24 

Carr, Charles Stuart 21 

Carrington, Blanche Forbes H 30 

Causey, Aim 2 

Chance, Elijah 3 

Chapman, Church 15 

Chapman, Dana 16 

Chapman, Edward 15 

Chapman, Fumifold 16 

Chapman, Fumy 15 

Chapman, Jesse 16 

Chapman, John 1 

Chapman, Samuel 13 

Chapman, Seth 15 

Chapman, Stephen 16 

Chapman, Weeks 1 

Cheek, Elizabeth 30 



Cherry, Demetrius Henderson 20 

Cherry, Havens 23 

Cherry, Lee 22 

Cherry, Mary Ann 19 

Cherry, Mary E., Mrs 22 

Cherry, Tilknan B 23 

Cherry, W. L 22 

Cheshire, Joseph B., Rev 19 

Church, Cornelius 9 

Church, LB 16 

Clark, Abner 14 

Clark, David 15 

Clark, Edward 2 

Clark, James 26 

Clark, James, Jr 14 

Clark, Martha A. E., Mrs 22 

Clark, Osbom 14, 16 

Clark, Samuel 9 

Clark, William 3 

Coart, Mary 13 

Cobb, Benj 23 

Cobb, Elizabeth 22 

Cobb, Jesse 15 

Cobum, Elisabeth 1 1 

Cobum, Esther 11 

Cobum, Margaret 28 

Coleman, James 3 

Coleman, Thomas 2 

Comer, Joseph 22 

Comer, Louise 22 

Cooker, Hardy 2 

Cooper, Martha 1 

Corbin, Dolly 26 

Corbitt, L S 26 

Cotton, Agnes Le Riy 21 

Cotton, Robert R 23 

Coward, Edward R 24 

Coward, Frederick 12 

Coward, John 9 

Cox, Aaron 1 

Cox, Abraham 2 

Cox, Edith 30 

Cox, Levy 2 

Cox, W. E.,Rev 21,23 

Cox, William 27 

Cummings, John 3 

Cummmgs, David 3 

Dail, W. H., Jr 21 

Daniels, Maggie F 21 

Davis, Elizabeth, Mrs 22 

Davis, Emily 19 

Denmark, William 2 

Dennis, Myra 22 

Dixon, E. S 26 

Dixon, Frederick 11 

Dixon, Henry 27 



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Dixon, J. W 26 

Dixon, John S 27 

Dixon, Mary J 26 

Dixon, Roland 10 

Dixon, Susan 26 

Dixon, W. B 26 

Dixon, W. H 26 

Dixon, William 6, 26 

Downs, Isaac 29 

Downs, Nehemiah 29 

Downs, Silus 29 

Downs, William 29 

Dubberly, John 1 

Dubberly, Sacker 2 

Dubberly, William 1 

Dudley, Penelope 23 

Dunlevy, Ann, Mrs 22 

Edwards, Henry 26 

Edwards, Israel 26 

Elks, C. A 27 

Elks, Jordan 27 

Elks, W. M 26 

Ellis, Benjamin 11 

Ellis, Henry 9 

Ely, Francis Rholack 19 

Emul, Aaron 22 

Emul, Abraham 2 

Emul, Burton G 22 

Emul, Joseph 2 

Emul, Mary 22 

Emul, Polly, Mrs 22 

Erwin, Delia J 21 

Evans, Alexander 29 

Evans, Elizabeth 19 

Evans, George 7, 8, 10 

Evans, Martha 30 

Evans, Michael Coutanche 10 

Evans, Richard 9, 10 

Evans, Susan 19 

Everett, A. S., Mrs 29 

Everett, Eli 28 

Everett, Reuben 28 

Ewell, Lizzie, Mrs 8 

Falconner, George 5 

Ficklen, Edward B 21 

Fife, David 3 

Fillingim, Benjamm 1 

Fillingim, Jarvis 1 

Fillingim, John 1 

Fillingim, Margaret 1 

Fillingim, Robert 2 

Fillingun, Samuel 1 

Fipps, William 1 

Fish, Thomas 2 

Forbes, Alfred 30 

Forbes, Ann 4 



Forbes, Bob 30 

Forbes, John Evans 30 

Forbes, Stephen B 16 

Foreman, Elizabeth B., Mrs 19 

Foreman, John 15 

Foreman, Martha E., Mrs 19 

Foreman, Mary Eliza 19 

Fomes, Rutha 1 

Fomes, Thomas 1 

Fox, Claudia A., Mrs 20 

Freeman, Edmond B 19 

Freeman, George W., Rev 19 

Frizzle, Jonathan R 24, 25 

Frizzle, Warren 24 

Frizzle, William 24 

Fulford, Nathaniel 21 

Fulsher, Jacob 3 

Galloway, A. B 26 

Gardner, Edward 3 

Gardner, Edward, Sr 3 

Gardner, Isaac 1 

Gardner, Jesse 3 

Gaskins, Daniel 16 

Gaskins, Sarah 15 

Gaskins, Thomas 1 5 

Gatlin, Edward 1 

Gatlin, Hardy 1 

Gatlin, Levi 1 

Gatlin, Shadrach 1 

Gatlin, Slade 15 

Gatlin, Thomas 1 

Gaylord, Gemsha 24 

Gaylord, James 24 

Geer, Edwin, Rev 19, 20, 22 

Goelet, Sarah Johnson, Mrs 22 

Gorham, Sarah Matilda 19 

Grainger, Samuel 2 

Grainger, Willis 12 

Greaves, Alban, Rev 21, 23 

Green, Bernard 23 

Green, Thomas 1 

Greene, Evelyn Belle 21 

Greene, Henrietta 19 

Greene, Jane M 19 

Greene, Robert 20 

Greene, Robert, Sr 23 

Greene, Zeno H 19 

Griffin, J. G 27 

Grimes, Fanny 30 

Grimes, James H 28 

Gmbs, John 3 

Gumey, Ola 30 

Gusley, Benjamin 4 

Gwaltney, William 25 

Haddock, Penny 14 

Haislep, Joseph Thomas 30 



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Hammond, W.N.M 21 

Handcock, James 9 

Ham-ahan, Walter Scott 30 

Hardey, William 9 

Harding, F. H., Rev 21 

Harding, Israel, Rev 20, 22 

Harding, Nathaniel 20, 21, 22 

Hardy, Abram 15 

Hardy, John 2, 15 

Hardy, Mary 15 

Hardy, Sarah 14 

Hargrove, R. H., Dr 28 

Harper, J. W 26, 27 

Harper, Oliver 27 

Harris, Mary 13 

Hart, Frank 26 

Hartley, Al 16 

Hartley, Joseph 16 

Harvey, Ann 1 

Hathoway, Elisha 29 

Hathoway, Tabitha 29 

Hatton, John 6, 7 

Haughton, John H 19 

Haughton, T. B., Rev 22 

Haw, William 1 

Hawks, William N 22 

Hawks, William N., Rev 19 

Hayden, William T 21 

Haydn, W. T 23 

Heath, Elizabeth 14 

Heath, Mark 12 

Henby, James 8 

Hendricks, Nathan 2 

Herritage, Mary 17 

Hickman, Benjamin 2 

Hickman, Joseph 25 

Hill, John 1 

Hodges, Frank M 21 

Hodges, Seth 27 

Hollingsworth, Charles 4 

Homes, Joseph 2 

Hooker, Ahimelick, Jr 15 

Hooker, Elizabeth 15 

Hooker, John 15 

Hooker, Lawrence 2 1 

Hooker, Mary 1 5 

Hooker, Nathan 15 

Hooker, Thomas 15 

Hooker, William 15 

Hughes, Elizabeth 20 

Hughes, N. Colin, Rev 19, 20, 21, 22, 

23 

Hutchens, Miles 2 

Hutchens, Robert 2 

Hyman, William R 30 

Irby, Francis Wyatt 19 



Jackson, John 16 

Jackson, John, Jr 2 

Jackson, John, Sr 2 

Jackson, Joseph 2 

Jackson, Joseph, Sr 2 

Jackson, Noah, Mrs 23 

James, Charles 1 

James, D. G 22 

James, Hilliard 22 

James, Joseph 1 

James, Winney 3 

Jarrel, Jacob 2 

Jarrel, James 2 

Jarrel, William 1 

Jarrell, Frederick 3 

Jarrell, Henry, Jr 2 

Jarrell, Henry, Sr 2 

Jarrell, William 2 

Jarvis, Mary Elizabeth 21 

Jarvis, W. B 23 

Jarvis, Wallace Lewis 23 

Johnson, Fredrick 12 

Johnson, J 23 

Johnson, Jacob 12, 13 

Johnson, John B 20 

Johnston, Jacob 1 

Jones, Asa 30 

Jones, Ethel Launa 30 

Jones, John 26 

Jones, Walter 2 

Jordan, William 3 

Joyner, Alley, Mrs 22 

Joyner, Clara Elizabeth 20 

Joyner, Emily A., Mrs 22 

Joyner, George Herbert 22 

Joyner, Jacob F 21 

Joyner, John R 20 

Joyner, Noah 19 

Joyner, Noah, Dr 22 

Joyner, Robert W 20, 22 

Justice, John 16 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 3, 4, 

5, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 
24, 25 

Keel, Billie 28 

Kemp, Hannah 1 

Kemp, Isaac 1 

Kemp, Joshua 1 

Kemp, Thomas 2 

Kennedy, William 12 

King, Britain 2 

King, Jeremiah 1 

King, Joel 1 

King, William 23 

Kinsaul, AnnM 20 

Kinsaul, M 22 



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Index 



Kinsaul, Sally, Mrs 22 

Kite, Henry 2 

Kittrell, Jonathan 3 

Kittrell, Matthew 26 

Kittrell, Nancy 30 

Kittrell, Samuel Howard 30 

Kumey, John 2 

Lang, Fannie 21 

Lassiter, Argent 15 

Lassiter, Elizabeth 15 

Latham, Camille 21 

Latham, Louis 23 

Laughinghouse, Charles, Dr 18 

Laughinghouse, Joseph John 20 

Laughinghouse, Joseph 19 

Laughinghouse, Martha Fomes 20 

Laughinghouse, W. H 27 

Lee, Elizabeth 30 

Legate, John 6 

Letchworth, Elizabeth 2 

Letchworth, Joseph 1 

Lewis, Augustus M 19 

Lewis, Richard Henry 19 

Lewis, William 1 

Lines, Mary 3 

Long, William Henry Long 23 

Long. William H 21 

Macglohom, Jeremiah 3 

Macglohom, John, Jr 2 

Malone, Charles D 20 

Manker, Richard 2 

Manning, T. N 26 

Marshall, Charles 1 

Martin, Marguerite 30 

Martin, Martha Jane 20 

May, Benjamin 8 

May, James 25 

May, Mary 4 

McGowan, Almeta 26 

McGowan, Guilford 26, 27 

McKinney, Isaac 1 

McLuer, O. H 22 

Melvin, Thomas 2 

Mercer, Jesse 12 

Mercer, Mille 11 

Mercer, Shadrach 12 

Mills, Allen 27 

Mills, Anthony 1, 13, 14 

Mills, Frederick 14 

Mills, James Allen 27 

Mills, James 26 

Mills, John 13 

Mills, Joseph John 27 

Mills, Joseph 26 

Mills, Mary 13 

Mills, Mimcey 13 



Mills, Naisby 27 

Mills, Nasby 13, 14, 26 

Mills, Simon 27 

Mitchel, John 1 

Moore, J. N 27 

Moore, James 3 

Moore, John 3 

Moore, Levina 8 

Moore, M. M., Mrs 23 

Moore, Mathias 5 

Moore, Moses 9 

Moore, Obediah 7 

Moore, Redding 26 

Moore, Samuel 5 

Moore, W. B 27 

Moore, William 2 

Morrill, D. S 22 

Morrill, Lawrence V 20 

Morrill, Olive Lydia 22 

Moy, Richard 5 

Moy, Thomas 3 

Moye, George, Capt 5 

Moye, John 3 

Moye, Policy 14 

Murphey, Thomas 1 

Murphry, Joseph 24 

Murphy, William 2 

Murray, John 11 

Murray, Selile 11 

Nelson, Eliza, Mrs 22 

Nelson, Elizar 1 

Nelson, George 2 

Nelson, Hardy 1 

Nelson, James 22 

Nelson, John 1 

Nelson, T. E 22 

Nelson, William 1 

Nelson, Winneford 13 

Newman, John 9 

Norcott, Joseph J 22 

Norment, John H., Rev 19 

O'Hagan, Eliza 20 

O'Neal, Delzora, Mrs 22 

Oliver, Solomon 2 

Outterbridge, Stephen W 28 

Owen, Nancy 1 1 

Parker, George 23 

Partrick, Edward 2 

Partrick, Micajah 1 

Pearce, Blount C 20 

Pearce, Mary G., Mrs 22 

Perkins, AUie, Mrs 23 

Perkins, Clyde 20 

Perkins, J. J 23 

Perkins, James J 22 

Perkins, Olive 22 



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Index 



Permenter, Parthaly 12 

Perry, Shadrack 7 

Peters, Etheldred 2 

Peters, Joseph 2 

Philips, James 3 

Philips, John 2 

Philips, Thomas 2 

Philips, Thomas, Jr 3 

Phillips, Jacob 1 

Phillips, Jamima 1 5 

Phillips, John 15 

Phillips, Thomas 15 

Pinkett, Thomas 6 

Pipkin, Philip 3 

Pollard, John 1 

Pollard, Joseph 15 

Pollard, Thomas 1 

Powell, John T 28 

Prevatt, James 14 

Prevatt, John 14 

Price, E. A., Rev 21 

Price, Nymphias A 22 

Pritchard, Asa 22 

Pritchett, Asa 19 

Proctor, Charles Smaw 23 

Proctor, Jesse 23 

Proctor, Lyman Hughes 23 

Proctor, William Bryan 23 

Pugh, Hugh, Jr 2 

Pugh, Hugh, Sr 2 

Pusson, John 7 

Quinily, Shadrach 3 

Quinney, William 2 

Quinnily, Millister 3 

Randolph, Frances Adeline C 19 

Rasbury, Francis 12 

Rawls, William S 20 

Renard, Laura F 30 

Respass, James Thomas 20 

Rives, Benjamin 24 

Roach, Anne 13 

Roach, Charles 1, 13 

Roach, Charles, Jr 13 

Roach, David 1 

Roach, James 16 

Roach, Sarah 13 

Roberson, Arch S 28 

Roberson, Henry Baker 28 

Roberson, J. C 29 

Roberson, J. D 29 

Roberson, J. H 28 

Roberson, James R 28 

Roberson, Margaret Ross, Mrs 28 

Roberts, S. C, Rev 22 

Roberts, Stephen C, Rev 19 

Roebuck, W.B 18 



Rogers, Charles 24 

Rogers, Pompey William 28 

Ross, Charles 3 

Ross, Edward 2 

Ross, Elizabeth 26 

Ross, Elizabeth 28 

Ross, James Reuben 28 

Ross, John Thomas 27 

Ross, John Thomas 29 

Ross, Levin 3 

Ross, S. L 28 

Roundtree, Absala 24 

Roundtree, Francis 1 

Rountree, John 2 

Rountree, Rachel 2 

Rouse, Cora 20 

Royal, Joseph 27 

Royal, Thomas 27 

Russ, William M 21 

Salter, John 9 

Scott, Thomas M 20 

Seabolt, N. L 26,27 

Sermons, Lottie A 26 

Sharpe, Thomas 12 

Sheppard, Annie 21 

Sheppard, Elizabeth, Mrs 22 

Sheppard, H 22 

Sheppard, Hennie 21 

Sheppard, Henry 21, 23 

Sheppard, R. W 23 

Sheppard, Solomon 23 

Sheppard, Susan E 20 

Sheppard, William 23 

Ship, John 3 

Ship, William 2 

Shultz, Margaret, Mrs 22 

Simpson, John 6 

Simpson, Samuel 16 

Singeltary, John, Rev 19 

Singeltary, John, Rev 22 

Skiimer, James C 23 

Skinner, Latrie, Mrs 23 

Skiimer, Myra 21 

Skinner, Pattie Sessoms 21 

Slaughter, Thomas 1 

Smith, A. E 28 

Smith, Abel 30 

Smith, Daniel 14 

Smith, Eliza Jane Singe Iton 20 

Smith, Elizabeth ; ... 26 

Smith, Eva S 20 

Smith, Hannah 13 

Smith, Henry 2 

Smith, J. H 27 

Smith, L. H 26 

Smith, Mary A. H 20 



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Index 



Smith, Ricky 28 

Smith, Sarah 1 1 

Smith, William 14 

Smyth, David 2 

Smyth, Jesse 2 

Smyth, John 1 

Smyth, Joseph 3 

Smyth, Samuel 2 

Smyth, William 1 

Speirs, John 2 

Speirs, John, Sr 1 

Spivey, Moses 2 

St. George, George 4 

Stafford, Elizabeth 4 

Stafford, John 4 

Stafford, Richard 4 

Stafford, Samuel 4 

Stafford, Seth 4 

Stafford, William 2,4 

Stanley, Richard 12 

Staton, Archibald 30 

Staton, Katherine Baker 30 

Stickney, J. B 26 

Stilley, C. C 22 

Stilley, Myrtle O'Hagan 22 

Stilley, Pearl 22 

Stocks, John 9, 10 

Stokes, Euphamy 12 

Stokes, Marcus 12, 25 

Stokes, Martin 12 

Stokes, Mille 12 

Stone, Prudence 4 

Stubbs, Alice 20 

Summers, John 2 

Sutton, David 1 

Sutton, H. A 22 

Sutton, James 22 

Suydam, John W 21,23 

Swmdell, C. A., Dr 20 

Swindell, Charles 23 

Swindell, Zeno 23 

Sylivant, Mamie 30 

Taunt, Thomas 13 

Taylor, Charles 1 

Taylor, Harriet 21 

Taylor, Hillary 12 

Taylor, Joseph 3 

Taylor, Louis A 26 

Thomas, Christiana, Mrs 23 

Thomas, William 3 

Timberlake, Julian 21 

Tison, Isaac 30 

Tison, Moses 9 

Tison, Richard 12 

Truluck, George 2 

Tucker, Celia 6 



Tucker, John 6 

Tucker, Joshua 6,1 

Tucker, Keeley 5, 6, 7 

Tucker, Reddick 6 

Tucker, Sarah 5, 6 

Tucker, Tally 5 

Tucker, Wright 6 

Tumage, George 3 

Tuten, Sarah 3 

Tuten, Shadrach 3 

Tuten, William 3 

Tuten, Zachariah 3 

Tutle, Thomas, Sr 2 

Tuton, Thomas, Jr 2 

Tuttle, Carol L. Cannon 30 

Tyre, William 2 

Tyson, Margaret 20 

Tyson, R. A 20 

Viccus, Ferebee 12 

Viccus, Uriah 12 

Wallace, Caleb 25 

Ward, Ann 11 

Ward, John 11, 12 

Ward, Jonathan 12 

Ward, Needham 11, 12 

Ward, Noah 11, 12 

Ward, Solomon 12 

Warren, James 22 

Warren, Jeremiah 1 

Warrin, Harrington 2 

Washington, John 15 

Washington, Robert 8 

Watkins, John L 20 

Watson, Elizabeth 30 

Weatherington, Daniel 3 

Weatherington, Robert 2 

West, Levi 14 

Wheeler, John 2 

Wherry, Anthony 1 

Wherry, William 1 

White, Annie Ella 23 

White, Annie Sheppard, Mrs 23 

White, Luke 3 

White, S. T 21 

Whitfield, Godfrey 28 

Whitfield, J. L 28 

Wiggins, Caleb 2 

Wiggins, John 3 

Wiggins, Samuel 1 

Wilkins, Lavender Stewart 19 

Willey, John Alexander 4 

Williams, Adeline E 19 

Williams, Ann Eliza 22 

Williams, Benjamin 3 

Williams, Bryan 16 

Williams, Caroline E. A., Mrs 20 



PCGQ MAY 2007 37 



Index 



Williams, Caroline 22 

Williams, Elisabeth 20 

Williams, Ella Matilda Ami 21 

Williams, Emily A 19 

Williams, Hattie Mildred 23 

Williams, Hem-ietta 21 

Williams, Hem-ietta, Mrs 23 

Williams, Jinnie M 21 

Williams, John 1,9 

Williams, Joseph A., Capt 22 

Williams, Nicholas D 22 

Williams, Polly Ann 19 

Williams, Richard F. J. H 22 

Williams, Richard 19,21 

Williams, Richard, Dr 23 

Williams, Robert F. J. H., Dr 22 

Williams, Robert, Dr 22, 30 

Williams, W 12 

Williams, William Hartley 23 

Williams, William 1 

Williams. Estelle 23 

Williams. Zeno Holstein 23 

Willis, Joel 1 

Wilson, Augustus 12 

Wilson, Martha 22 

Wilson, Simon B 22 

Wingate, Elizabeth 2 

Winnum, William 2 

Wirren, Jacob 2 

Witherington, Sarah 15 

Wolf, Georgiann 19 

Wooten, Shadrach 25 

Worsley, J. B 23 

Worsley, Stephen 1 

Worsley, William 23 

Worth, Thomas 2 

Wynne, Bruce 28 

Wynne, L. B 28 

Yellowley, Douglas C 23 

Yellowley, E. C 23 

Yellowley, Mary F 23 

Yoemans, Eleanor 1 



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Buck Family History 1 

Cannon— Dew Family 2 

ALFRED Forbes Will, 1820 8 

Thomas Boyd Family Slaves 10 

1841 Craven County School Children , Dist. #17 12 

Pitt County Court Minutes, 1858 13 

Biographies Zeno Stocks 21 

Noah Tuttle/ Leggett 21 

WILLUM MUSGRAVE 22 

Judge J. H. Stewart/ Rogers 22 

Joseph Robert Lunn/ Slaughter 23 

Henry Waldrem Bennett/ Crisp-Lanier 24 

Obituaries 25 

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FILLERS HENRY Dixon, Former Slave, 1903 2 

Eastern N.C. Quakers Move, 1832 7 

Sturdivant Slave Runaway 9 

Braxton Family Reunion 11 

Jonas Dilda Celebrates 78™ Birthday 11 

Bill Jones Family Moves to Craven, 1909 ...12 

Bethel in 1902 20 

Charles Joyner in Baltimore, 1897 30 

Ayden Town Officers, 1895 30 



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Library, Washington, DC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"First permanent settlement made in North Carolina in 1665 and 1669, by royal grantors under Charles 
2d of England, and "colonists were eagerly solicited for the "new plantations' and free country" and emigration 
of a high order poured in from various nationalities and religious sects, and the seaboard section was soon 
occupied and, previous to 1729, the Carolinas constituted one province (Enc. Brit., 9* Ed., Vol. 17. p. 562). 

John BUCK, a planter, and wife Annie, were residents in Pasquotank Co., June 27, 1710 and 1722 (near 
Elizabeth City and may have come from Norfolk or Portsmouth, Va.). 

Next Isaac BUCK of Bathtown, captain of Colonial Militia, was granted 440 acres of land in Craven Co. 
(near Newbeme) in 1735, and also granted 435 acres in Beaufort Co., on Pamlico River, where he resided in 
1738. Was justice of the peace 6 years. Colonial councihnan July 1, 1738, proved his rights in 1751, promoted 
to major in 1754, county commissioner of Pitt Co. (adjoining county in 1760 and on May 23, 1757, he patented 
640 acres on Tar River and Chicot [Chicod] Creek, May 23, 1757 (probably for his son Francis, to whom he 
sold land as recorded, as well as to buying and selling to other parties, and must have been a large land dealer). 
He died about 1764. Had family of six whites, and 1 1 blacks, 3 of which were sons, James, Francis and Isaac, 
Jr., bn. [bom] May 22, 1760, md. Nancy and was in Revolution service. James appears next to prove his rights 
at Newbeme, Craven Co., on Mar. 23, 1751. His family consisted of 9 whites and 1 1 slaves, probably son of 
John and brother of Isaac. 

Of Bucks m the first United States Census of North Carolina in 1790, there were 16 distinct families, 12 
of which were at Newbem, Pitt and Beaufort Counties. (Pitt Co. had been taken from Beaufort before 1790 and 
Craven after 1790.) There was a John BUCK at Newbem, Pitt Co. and Halifax (town and county). An Isaac, 
Sr. and Jr., and Francis, and James, Sr. and Jr., and Wm. and Edward Benjamin, and others were all at 
Newbem with families. 

James BUCK, Jr., of Newbem, Pitt Co., md. about 1776, Penelope, dau. of John NEWMAN, bn. [bom] 
Apr. 3, 1761, of Huguenot ancestry (of 1562) and resided near Greenville on Tar River, and had 10 children, 7 
sons, John, Cornelius, Morgan, Humphrey, Wiley, Himter and James, and 3 daughters, one md. a LITTLE and 
settled near home, one md. Naboth NELSON of Alabama and settled there, and the other md. a BALDWIN, of 
Mobile, Ala., and had 2 sons, Henry, a Mobile and Ohio R. R. official, and Marshall, a prominent Mississippi 
steamboat captain, before Civil War. 

Of the sons, John, the eldest, md. 1^' Abigail SMITH and had 5 children, Bryant F., Hunter, John H., 
Matilda and Emily; md. 2d wife and had 3 children, Penelope, Elizabeth and Joseph, all of Pitt Co. Bryant F. 
md. and moved to Illinois, where he left a family. Hunter also moved away. John H. md. and remained in Pitt 
Co., and left a family. Matilda md. Joshua HARRINGTON and moved to Missouri. Emily md. Dr. Charles 
RUCKED and lived in Memphis, Term. 

Comelius, son of James, md. Nancy CHERRY and settled in Tennessee in 1814, having a large family, 
of which were: Churchwell, Pleoman, Comelia, Juritha and Albert. 

Morgan, son of James, was a seafaring man, rose from cabin boy to ocean sea captain, was twice md., 
1" to Miss MOORE in Pitt Co., and 2d to a Widow EVANS in Alabama and left two sons, John D. and 
Morgan EVANS, in Carthage, Hale Co., Ala., where he died. 

Humphrey, fourth son of James, bn. [bom] Apr. 10, 1793, md. Nancy Monroe PERRY. Mar. 10, 1825 
(of illustrious PERRY family of South Carolina, being a 1'* cousin of Gov. B. F. PERRY), bn. [bora] in 
Greenville Dist., Apr. 4, 1802, and had large family, the eldest, James Quinn, bn. [bom] in Carthage, Ala., July 
11, 1826, md. 1'' Susan J. LOVE, May 21, 1858, and had son, James T. BUCK, now editor and proprietor of 
the Crosbyton Review, Crosbyton, Tex., whose son, James A., attomey-at-law, office Collins Bldg., res. 3"* St., 
Crosbyton, Tex., and Eugenia, bn. [bom] Oct. 1863, md. a ROACH of Lexington, Miss., a sister and dau. of 
James Quinn; md. 2d Polly Ann PRATER, July 21, 1812 and died at his home in Leake Co., Miss., Mar. 23, 
1909; 2, Mary Jane, bn. [bom] Dec. 9, 1828, died June 15, 1829; 3, Susan Penelope, bn. [bom] Aug. 22, 1830, 
md. James Thaddeus BUCK, Sr., of Hohnes Co., Miss, (a cousin) and died in 1858; 4, John Wesley Wiley, bn. 
[bora] May 24, 1832, md. 1" Catherine A. MCKINNON, Oct. 29, 1859, md. 2d wife, Mrs. Sue N. GRIGG, 



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July 21, 1885; 5, Nathaniel Perry, bn. [bom] Oct. 15, 1834, died July 21, 1857 in Choctaw Co., Miss., 
unmarried; 6, Humphrey Cornelius, bn. [bom] Feb. 26, 1837, md. Margaret MCKINNON in Choctaw Co.; and 
Theodorit Clark, bn. [bom] Nov. 12, 1839, three times md. in Choctaw Co., Miss. The Rev. Humphrey BUCK 
was a M. E. local preacher for 50 years, residing at Carthage, Ala., Cairo, 111., Thomasville, Ga., and finally 
Ackerman, Choctaw Co., Miss., in 1836, and where he died Sept. 5, 1867, aged 74. 

Irvin Hunter, son of James, md. 1^' in North Carolina, Frances Randolph MAY and made Lexington, 
Miss., their home; md. 2d wife, Mrs. BYRD during Civil War. 

James, Jr., son of James (the youngest) bn. [bom] in North Carolina, md. Ann BUCK (a cousin) and 
settled at Pine Bluff, Ark., where his children and grandchildren now reside. 

Wiley, son of James, of Pitt Co., N. C, bn. [bom] Sept. 30, 1796, a teacher, md. Mildred, dau. of James 
and Polly (BLEDSOE) WEATHERHEAD of Tennessee, and resided in Murphreesboro, Ark., and had son, 
Prof James G. H. BUCK, bn. [bom] Feb. 5, 1837, died in 1921, aged 84, md. May 21, 1857, Martha 
(SWEPSON) GARNER of Halifax Co., Va., bn. [bom] May 4, 1843, and settled in Mahew, Lowndes Co., 
Miss., and had sons, Beaumont B. BUCK (Maj. Gen.), bn. [bom] Jan. 16, 1860; grad. at West Point, 1885, and 
received commission as lieutenant, U. S. Army. He md. l", Oct. 29, 1886 at Fort MCIntosh, Tex., Kate, dau. of 
Gen. Bernard of the Army, and had 4 children, Alice, Pauline, Alexander Bemard and Beaumont B., Jr.; she 
died in 1905 and he md. 2d wife, Susanne LONG of Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 30, 1908, and had 4 children, Lucy 
H., James Blaine, Susanne L. and Nancy; second, Earl Carlton, son of James G. H. BUCK was bn. [bom] at 
Hillsboro, Tex., Aug. 27, 1885; enlisted in the regular army in 1901 and served in Cuba, the Phillipines, China 
and, lastly, in Siberia, gradually rising from all the lower grades to that of major. He md. Viola, dau. of James 
LAUGHTON of Houston, Tex., and has son, James L., bn. [bom] Jan. 1, 1909, and dau., Martha. 

Notes. Among the rosters and records of the Revolutionary War, in North Carolina (of the first 
mentioned BUCKS) are found that William BUCK, was captain of a Co. from Pitt Co. under Col. 
HERRITAGE; Stephen BUCK (of Edenton, Bertie Co.) was an ensign in Capt. Elisha RHOAD'S Co., First 
Reg., N. C. Militia, Col. Samuel JARVIS, Commander, pay began June 5, 1780; Abraham BUCK, private in 
Capt. BAKER'S Co., enlisting July 20, 1778 for 9 months; John BUCK, private in Capt. John HODGE'S Co. 
of Pitt Co. Volunteers, Col. Benj. SEWELL'S Reg., his pay began Aug. 10, 1780; Isaac BUCK, Jr., of Pitt Co., 
enlisted T' in Capt. Craig's Co. for one year, next under Capt. Wm. HERRITAGE for three months an finally 
serving in Capt. Wm. BUCK'S co., and later filed and granted a pension May 22, 1833, which his widow 
Nancy was drawing in 1852, as he had died before and she after that date, and they left a number of children 
and descendants in Beaufort Co., at Bathtown, Washington and other places." 



Henry Dixon, Former Slave, 1903 

Daily Reflector, Aug. 3, 1903 

Farmville Items While sitting in the post office a few days ago in pleasant conversation with our worthy 

post master, Mr. A. D. HILL, an old colored man came in the office and inquired for mail. His politeness and 
gentlemanly bearing atfracted our attention, and upon inquiry we found out something of his history. The name 
of this old colored man is Henry DIXON. He is now 81 years old, and has not taken a drink of liquor in 69 
years. He was a slave belonging to Elder DIXON, a Primitive Baptist preacher, and has lived on the farm of his 
old master all his life. Henry is stout for his age, and possesses to a marked degree that politeness and respect 
which characterized the colored man in old times. The "old issue" of negroes is passing away and when we see 
one like this good old man, we can realize that the rising generation of the colored race are far below their 
forefathers in morals, gentility and all that goes to make up the character of a tme man and gentleman, though 
he be white or black. If the younger negroes would take old uncle Henry DIXON'S life and character as their 
guide, and leam to be polite to every one and not show such independence and forwardness, they would 
command the respect of all white people. That old man, Henry DIXON, is liked by all who know him, as for 
his sterling fraits of character, such as honesty, sobriety, and tmthfiikiess. His life placed in contrast with most 
of the young negroes would put him to shame, for the want of those virtues which should adom the character 
of both white and black of all ages and sexes. T. H. BAIN. 



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Cannon-Dew Family 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of John Dew from National 
Archives. This was found on microfilm at the NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. This record gives the history of what 
became of Rocky Cannon, bom 1756, daughter John and Mary Cannon. Confributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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State of Tennessee Wilson County} On the 27*^ day of May A. D. 1851, personally appeared before the 
undersigned Justice of the Peace, and of the County Court, in and for said State and County Nancy DEW, a 
resident of Wilson County, in the state of Tennessee, aged eighty nme years, who, being duly sworn accordmg 
to law, doth on her oath, make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision, made 
by the Act of Congress passed July 7th, 1838, March 3d 1843, June 17th, 1844, and February 2d, 1848. That 
she was married to John WRIGHT, who was a Private Soldier, in the Army of the Revolution, from Warren 
County, in the State of North Carolina, and who enlisted as she thinks, sometime m the year Seventeen 
Himdred and seventy nme (1779) for a tour of eighteen months, as she always understood from her husband in 
his lifetime, but that she does not recollect the name of his Captain or Colonel, nor the number of his regiment, 
although she has heard her husband mention then- names, but that at the date of that enlistment she was not 
acquainted with the said John WRIGHT, and there fore only gives the facts as narrated by him, that after the 
expiration of this term of service he came to live at her father's house to learn the Hatter's frade, where he 
remained but a short time, before he went into service again, saying that all the young men in the neighborhood 
had gone out, and that he could not stay by himself she thinks, but this time he enlisted for twelve months, and 
that it was in the year Seventeen Hundred and eighty (1780) and that during this tour he was at Gates' Defeat; 
that after he was discharged and returned home to wit on the — day of April in the year Seventeen Hundred and 
eighty one (1781) she was married to the said John WRIGHT m Warren County in the State of North Carolina, 
by a Justice of the Peace, and the first child of herself and the said John WRIGHT was bom on the 20th day of 
January in the year Seventeen Hundred and eighty two (1782) and was named Tempy WRIGHT, that her 
husband the said John WRIGHT, after having removed to (or near) Sandersville, in the State of Georgia, died 
on the 19"" day of July in the year Seventeen Hundred and ninety five (1 795), that she was afterward mzirried to 
John DEW, in Washington County, in the State of Georgia, on the 9"" day of March in the year Seventeen 
Himdred and ninety seven (1797), that her husband the said John DEW, removed from Washington County 
Georgia to Wilson County, Tennessee, where he died on the 11* day of October Seventeen Hundred and 
twenty three (1823) that she was not married to the said John WRIGHT prior to his leaving the service, but the 
marriage took place previous to the first day of January, Seventeen hundred and ninety four, viz at the time 
above stated. She further swears she no documentary or record proof in support of her claim except a part of an 
old family record, which is genuine and which she attaches hereto, that she remembers many years ago having 
seen the Discharge of her first husband John WRIGHT, and also of her second husband John DEW, who was 
also a Revolutionary Soldier, which Discharges were lost or desfroyed many years ago. She fiirther declares 
that a portion of the old family record containing the marriage of herself with the said John WRIGHT, was 
taken by her son Benjamin WRIGHT, to McNairy County, Tennessee, but she does not know whether he has 
still preserved it, or not. She fiirther declares that in consequence of the great lapse of time, old age, and 
memory, she cannot give the names of any of the officers under whom, either of her husbands served with any 
degree of certainty or any fiirther particulars in relation to their said services, than she has already given, nor 
does she know of anyone now living by whom she can prove their services, and therefore relies on the old 
original records, if any such be in existence. She fiirther declares that she has not again intermarried since the 
death of the said John DEW, but still remains his Widow, she therefore asks to be allowed a Pension allowed 
under the Acts before recited, at such a rate, as injustice she may be entitled to. 
Swom to and Subscribed before me 

the date above written Nancy (her mark) DEW 

Jas ARRINGTON {JP} 
for Wilson County 



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FAMILY RECORD 

MARRIAGES 

John Dew was Married To Nancy Wright the 9''* of March 1797 
John Dew was Married the Ameable Miss Rocky Cannon the of July 1786 
Tempy Wright was married [taped/written over] Elijah Rutledge the Day 1 
Martha Wright was married to John Belote on the 1 2th day of October 1 808 
Elizabeth Dew was married to Wm. L Sypert the —day of Dec. 1812 
William Wright was -of Jno Wright was bom the — of 1 
Benjamin Wright & Mary E Lewis was married the 20* May 1814 
Benjamin Wright [information scratched through] 

Matthew S. Dew & Jane Brady was married on the 23"* February 1819 Pitts? 

William C. Dew & Ann Roland was married the 4*^ of June 1 819 Pitt 

Temperance Rutledge was married to Elijah Rutledge on the 1 8* of August 1 807. Pitt 

BIRTHS 

John Dew son of Jno Dew and Judy his wife was bom January the 4* 1 764 

Rocky Dew Daughter of John Cannon & Mary his wife was bora January 12"" 1756 

Nancy Tarver Daughter of Benjn Tarver and Patsy his wife was bom January the 13* 1763 

Mathew Dew son of John Dew and Rocky his wife was bomNovrthe 9* 1787 

William C Dew son of John Dew and Rocky his wife was bora November the 27* 1790 at 8 oclock am 

Elizabeth Dew Daughter of John Dew & Rocky his wife was bora Febmary the 9* 1796 

Benjamin Wright Son of John Wright and Nancy his wife was bom April the — 1 788 

Tempy Wright Daughter of John Wright and Nancy his wife was bom 20* January 1 782 

Patsey Wright Daughter of John Wright & Nancy his wife was bom in October -th 

Byrd Wright Son of Jno Wright and Nancy his wife was bom 16the Deer. 1794 22 years old Died 

Nancy D Dew Daughter of John Dew & Nancy His wife was bora the 22d of April 1 798 

Sarah D Dew Daughter of John Dew & Nancy his wife was bora the 7* Aprile 1 800 dead 

John H. Dew Son of Jno Dew & Nancy his wife was bora the 18* of Jany 1802 

Joseph A Dew Son of Jno Dew & Nancy his wife was bora the 1 1* of October 1804 

Offspring of Wm L Sypert Elizabeth C. Sypert. 

R okry S. Sypert daughter of Wm L Sypert and his wife Elizabeth C. Sypert was bom the 6*ofOctr. 1814. 
Mary A. Sypert, daughter of Wm L Sypert and his wife Elizabeth C Sypert was bom the 1 1 Febmary 1816. 
Communicated Married on Thursday the 22"'' of Jany. 1 824 Mr. Robert Halli man ? to Aim T. Dew. P. M. by 
the Revd. E Maddox. 

Matthew William Sypert Son of W L Sypert and his wife Elizabeth C Sypert was bora 30* of October, 1817 
Nancy Jane Sypert daughter of Wm L Sypert and his wife Elizabeth C Sypert Was bom the 21^' of Novr. 1819. 

Semphonia Elizabeth Sypert daughter of Wm L and Elizabeth C Sypert his wife was bom on the — day of 

-1822 

John Dew Sypert son of W L L & Elizabeth C Sypert his wife was bomed 1825 

Josephine Sarah A ? [Nancy?] Dew daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth Dew was bomed January lOthe 1827. 

DEATHS 

Byrd Wright Departed this Life in the 22 year of his age on the 16* of August 1816 12 o'clock 
Sarah Dew Departed this Life on the 8* of January 1 803 in her 3 year of age 

Jane B Dew Departed this life on the 23"* of March 1819 in the P. M. and in hk 19* Year of age after being 
married one month to M L Dew 

Rocky Dew wife of John Dew Senr. departed this life the April 17* 1796 24 years ago 

Matthew Dew departed this life 26 April 1832 1 1 o'clock PM 20 days ? with croup ? 

John Wright Husband of Nancy Wri^t departed this life the 19* July 1795. (37 Years Old) 
William Wright Departed this life 

Mary E Wright wife of Benjamin Wright, departed this life 13* of July 18 1822 at 6 o'clock Post meridian and 
in the 24* year of hk age 



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Revd. John Dew senr. departed this life on 3 1'' day of October 1 823 at 6 o'clock AM aged 59 years and 4 
months after an ilhiess of about 35 days a pulmonary disease b oorchoncial? 

Joseph Arthur Dew departed this life on the 19* day of October 1827 at 3 o'clock P.M aged 23 Years 8 days- 
After an ilhiess of 32 days with a Billious fever. 

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State of Tennessee McNauy County} Personally appeared Benjamin WRIGHT before me Samuel D. PACE 
an Acting Justice of the Peace in & for said County and made oath m due form of law saith that in the year 
eighteen hundred & forty two while on a visit to my Mother ( Ann or Nancy Dew), She requested me to try & 
get her a pension (She believing that she was as much entitled as any Female that had received a pension was 
her statement to me) I concluded to undertake it, the first Step I took was to go to Mrs. Celia URY, a Sister of 
my Mother who made an oath that she was at the marriage between my Father John WRIGHT & my Mother 
whose maiden name was Ann or Nancy TARVER afterward married John WRIGHT as aforesaid & after his 
death & during her Widowhood, married a man by the name of John DEW. I expected to get fi-om General 
JACKSON all that might be necessary, but alUhough well acquainted with my Father & Mother both, he knew 
of my Father having served 2 or 3 tours in the army but could not tell in what Regt. or Company; he saw my 
father & mother after they were married but could not tell the time they were married. Mrs. Celia URY has 
died Since she made oath to the marriage to my Father as foresaid. I was bom about the 3d. of April 1788 
which makes me sixty three years last April. I know although I was Small that my Father & Mother lived 
together as man & wife until his death. But I have no knowledge of the date of their marriage Sworn to & 
Subscribed this 10* day of Deer. 1851 

SDPACE {Seal} B.WRIGHT 
Justice of the Peace 



State of Tennessee McNairy County} Personally appeared Celia YOURE Formerly Celia TARVER before 
me John L SWANEY an acting Justice of the Peace in & aforesaid County and made oath in due form of law 
that she was personally acquainted with John WRIGHT who married her sister Ann TARVER in the state of 
North Carolina and County of Warren she thinks in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty two or 
three that she the said deponent was at their wedding at her Fathers and that the said deponent knows of their 
havmg lived in a state of Wedlock as man and Wife until the death of the said John WRIGHT who died m the 
State of Georgia, that the said Ann WRIGHT then the widow of the said John WRIGHT deceased married a 
man in the State of Georgia Washmgton County by the name of John DEW and this Deponent fiirther states 
she was at their wedding at Benjamin TARVERS the Father of this deponent and the said Ann, and this 
deponent fiirther states that the said John DEW and the said Ann his wife lived together as man and wife until 
the said John DEW died in Wilson County & State of Tennessee and this deponent fiirther states that the said 
Ann DEW has lived a Widow ever since and is now living in Wilson County & State of Tennessee Sworn to & 
Subscribed before me this 1 1* day of November 1843 

Attest Celia (her mark) YOUREE 

John L SWANEY {JP Seal} 

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Copy of a letter from A. D. HILLER to Mrs. Edyth R. WHITLEY, genealogist, in the file: 

November 28, 1932 
BA— J/EEL 
John Dew W.2722 

Mrs. Edyth R. Whitley 
2710 Belmont Boulevard 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Dear Madame, 



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Reference is made to your letter in regard to John DEW, a soldier of the Revolutionary War. The data 
furnished herein are obtained from the papers on file in Revolutionary War pension claim W.2722, based upon 
the military service of John DEW in that war. 

John DEW, the son of John and Judy, his wife was bom January 4, 1764, place not stated. While residing 
near New Bern, North Carolina, he enlisted in 1779, or the first of the year 1780, served as sergeant, a part of 
the time, under Captain or Colonel DIXON, in the North Carolina Troops, was at the Battle of Guilford Court 
House and was discharged at the close of the war. 

After the Revolution, he lived in Pitts County, North Carolina; moved from there to Washington County, 
Georgia, and thence to Wilson County, Tennessee. 

He died October 1 1 or October 3 1 (both dates appear in the claim) 1823, in Wilson County, Tennessee. At 
one tune he was a senator in the legislature of Tennessee and was later a minister of the gospel. 

John DEW married July 2, 1786, Miss Rocky CANNON, the daughter of John and Mary CANNON. 
Rocky was bom January 12, 1756, and died in Washington County, Georgia, April 17, 1796. 

John and Rocky had the following children: 

Matthew or Matthew T. Dew bom November 9, 1787, died April 26, 1832; married Febmary 23, 1819, Jane 
BRADLEY, who died March 3, 1819. 

William C. DEW bora November 27, 1790, married June 4, 1819, Ann ROLAND. He was living in Wilson 
Coimty, Tennessee, m 1 85 1 . 

Elizabeth DEW bom Febmary 9, 1796, married in December 1812, William L. SYPERT. One William L. 

SYPERT was living in Wilson County, Tennessee, in 185 1, and was then aged fifty-seven years. 

Said William L. SYPERT and his wife, Elizabeth DEW SYPERT, had the followmg children: 

Rockey L. SYPERT bom October 6,1814. 

Mary A. SYPERT bom Febmary 11,1816. 

Matthew William SYPERT bom October 30, 1 8 1 7. 

Nancy Jane SYPERT bom October 21,1819. 

Semphronia Elizabeth SYPERT bom 1822. 

John Dew SYPERT bom 1825. 

The soldier, John DEW, had a brother, Arthur, who was Uving in Wilson County, Tennessee, in 1851; his 
age is not stated. 

John DEW married a second time on March 9, 1797, in Washington County, Georgia, Mrs. Nancy 
WRIGHT, widow of John WRIGHT. She was also knovm as Ann, and was the daughter of Benjamin and 
Patsy TARVER, who, at one time, lived four miles from Catawba Town in South Carolina, where, it was 
stated. General Andrew JACKSON (afterward, President JACKSON) often visited them. Celia YOURE or 
URY, who, m 1843, was residing in Sumner County, Tennessee, and Polly SPAN, who, in 1851, was living 
near Murfreesborough, Tennessee, were sisters of said Nancy. Their ages are not given. 

Nancy TARVER married in April, 1781, in Warren County, North Carolina, John WRIGHT, above 
named. John WRIGHT was the son of William and Rocksilary HOWELL WRIGHT. The date and place of his 
birth are not stated. He had brothers, Simon and Ewell, and his sisters named in the papers are Tempy, who 
married William MARKS; Nancy, who married George SWETPTY" or SWITHY; Elizabeth, who married James 
ELLINGTON; Susan, who was married but whose married name is not given; one sister, who married 

LONG, her Christian name not given; and two other sisters, names not given, who, at one time, lived in 

Warren County, North Carolina. 

John WRIGHT, was also a Revolutionary War soldier. He enlisted in Warren County, North Carolina, 
sometime in 1779, for eighteen months, and again enlisted in 1780, for twelve months and was at the battle of 
Gates' Defeat. No finther particulars of his service are given. He died July 19, 1795, near Landersville, 
Georgia aged thirty-seven years. 

John and Nancy WRIGHT had the following children: 

Tempy or Temperance WRIGHT bom January 20, 1792, married August 18, 1807, Elijah RUTLEDGE. 
Patsy WRIGHT bom October 



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Benjamin C. WRIGHT bom April 3, 1788, married May 20, 1814, Mary E. LEWIS, who died July 1822, in the 
2^ year of her age. 

Byrd WRIGHT bom December 1 6, 1 794, died August 16,1816. 
William WRIGHT, no dates of birth and death given. 

One Martha WRIGHT married John BELOTE and the names Quint and Henry BELOTE appear, no 
relationship stated. 

Benjamin C. WRIGHT was living in Purdy County, Tennessee, in 1 85 1 ; he stated he spent nearly three years 
in Texas and then went to Mexico with the Tennessee Cavalry but gave no further particulars. He had a son 
Charles, a schoolmaster, who was living in 1851, place of his residence not stated; a son, Marcus WRIGHT, 
was chief clerk of the Navy Yard at Memphis, in 1851, and another son, John, was a physician and practiced 
with Dr. CRUMP, a son-in-law of Benjamin C. WRIGHT; the name of Dr. CRUMP'S wife is not stated and 
the place of residence of Dr. John WRIGHT and Dr. CRUMP is not stated. Benjamin C. WRIGHT also had a 
daughter, Frances, no particulars in regard to her. 

Nancy TARVER WRIGHT DEW was allowed pension on account of the services of her last husband, John 
DEW, on her application executed May 27, 1851, while residing in Wilson County, Tennessee. 

The soldier, John DEW and his wife Nancy, had the following children: 

Nancy T. DEW bom April 22, 1798 or 1799. 

Sarah D. DEW bom April 7, 1800, died January 8, 1803. 

John H. DEW bom January 18, 1802. One John H. DEW was an attorney in partnership with William L. 
SYPERT, and was administrator of the estate of the Reverend John DEW. 
Joseph Arthur DEW bom October 1 1, 1804, died October 19, 1827. 

One Josephine Sarah DEW, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth DEW, was bom January 10, 1827. 

The following also appears on the family record: Robert Hallum and Ann T. DEW, married January 22, 1824. 
One Robert HALLUM was aged fifty-two years in 1851, and resided in Wilson County, Tennessee. 

The above is the history of the only soldier named John DEW, found in the Revolutionary War records of this 
office. 

Very tmly yours 
A. D.HILLER 
Assistant to Administrator 



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Nancy DEW widow of John DEW Tennessee 

Inscribed on the roll at a rate of 80 Dollars per annum, commencing on March 4, 1848. 

Certificate of Pension issued Jan. 7, 1852 and sent to W. E. JONES 

Recorded on the Roll of Pensioners under the Act of July 29, 1848, Page 181 Vol. A 



Eastern North Carolina Quakers Move, 1832 

Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, March 20, 1832 

Quakers— A communication in the Newbern Spectator says that upwards of seventy Quaker families have 
removed from the counties of Wayne and Carteret to the State of Indiana, smce the passage of the law 
requiring that class of people to do military duty. 



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Arthur Forbes Will, 1820 

The only known original of Arthur Forbes's will was in the possession of his granddaughter, Martha Evans 
Forbes, probably until her death in 1963. It is uncertam what happened to the original document after that, but 
it survived at least until the days of photocopying, since photocopies of the original are owned by several of his 
descendants. This transcription was made using a photocopy provided by his 3-gr-grandaughter, Diane Evans 

Allen, backed up by a transcription of the origmal made m 1939 by genealogist Edythe Whitley. One other 
fascinating tidbit was the fact that Martha Forbes Evans (1879-1963) was just a grandaughter of this Rev. War 
patriot, Arthur Forbes (ca. 1748-1823) having descended via one of his sons, also named Arthur Forbes (1806- 
1881), who took Mary Virginia Stancill as his 3rd wife in the 1870's and had 3 children by her, including this 
Martha Forbes Evans! Contributed to the Quarterly by another 3-gr-grandchild, Bob Forbes. 

In the Name of God Amen. I Arthur FORBES of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt being of sound 
Mmd and memory and being willmg to dispose of my Property in maimer and form following; that is to say, 
first, 

Item I lend to my beloved Wife Judith FORBES during her natural life three Negroes (vizt) Preacher Cato, 
Toney, and Rachel; I give to her one Horse her choice, one Ridmg Chair, one Feather Bed and Furniture her 
choice; 

Item My Lands lying on the River Beginning on the River Bank the centre of three Saplings, running South 
thirty one degrees West sixty five poles to the Swamp a Gum Begiiming at a Gum the same tree, thence along 
said Swamp North sixty West to a White Oak on the said Swamp, thence forty two west side of a Branch near 
a Path, thence South twenty six West to a pine on the North side near the Road; thence south twenty five West 
to a Branch at a Gum. all the Land to the East side of the Lme I give and bequeath to my Son Arthur FORBES 
to hun and his Heirs for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Archibald FORBES all my Land on the West side of the aforesaid Line 
that I gave to my son Arthur FORBES, except my manor plantation whereon I now live which I leave to my 
beloved Wife during her natural Life about four Hundred Acres, and then I give the said Lands to my Son 
Archibald FORBES to him and his Heirs for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Alfred FORBES one Tract of Land lying on Swift Creek containing nine 
Hundred Acres, also one other Tract lying in Wayne County containing in all about five Hundred and ninety 

two Acres, known by the Name of Alexander SOSBYS Deed to him and his Heirs for ever 

Item I give and bequeath to all my Grand Children the issue of my Daughter Patsey EASTWOOD five 
Hundred and sixty seven acres of Land which she now possesses to them and their Heirs for ever. Also the 
negres Hannah, Ally, Jinsey, Clarissa, Tener, and Toney, Ben, Abel and Luke, to them and then- Heirs I give 
also for ever I reserve these Lands and Negroes to the use of me, and my Heirs till the Debts of James 
EASTWOOD are fairly settled wherein I Arthur FORBES stand Security. 

I give and bequeath to my Son in Law James BLOW, one Negro Boy Named Anthony to him and his Heirs for 
ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Nancy WOOTEN one Negro Boy called young Cato to her and her 
Heirs for ever. 

I leave all the rest of my Negroes not already given away to remain in one common stock till my two eldest 
Sons Arthur and Alfred arrive to twenty Years of Age and then to equally divided by an Order of the County 
Court between my three Sons Arthur FORBES, Alfred FORBES, and Archibald FORBES, also the Heirs of 
Rachel that I lend my Wife to be equally divided with the rest between my said three Sons, which said 
Dividends of Negroes I give to my Sons and their Heirs for ever. 

I Give my Still and Black Smiths Tools which I have at Home to my Sons Arthur and Archibald FORBES to 

them and their Heu-s for ever; reserving the use of them for my Wife when she needs them. 

Item I give my other Still m Wayne County to my Son Alfred FORBES to him and his Heirs for ever 

I leave to my three Sons Arthur FORBES, Alfred FORBES and Archibald FORBES, Nme Beds and Furniture 

to them and their Heirs for ever to be divided amongst them, when the Negroes are divided. 

Item I give and bequeath to my aforesaid three Sons and my Wife all my Household and Kitchen Furniture, 

and Farming utensils to be equally divided amongst them; to them and their Heirs for ever. I also leave my 



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Stock of Cattle, Hogs and Sheep to be divided amongst my aforesaid three Sons and Wife in the same manner 
as before mentioned in the aforegoing bequest to them 

I also leave the Balance of my Horses to be equally divided amongs my three Sons, when the Negroes and 
other property is to be divided, only reserving the privilege to my Executors that if they shall think at any Time 
that there are any Horses that are not needed that they are at Liberty to dispose of them, and the Sales of said 
Horses to be appropriated to the use of my said three Sons 

I leave in power my Executors and request them to keep my Negroes and Stock together for the support of my 
Wife and Children till the aforesaid limited Time expires also to tend what Ground is necessary that is now in 
cultivation, also clear in on the Gum pond till they compleit and keep the Ditches open, and all the Fences to be 
kept in good repair; should I live to acquire more property it is my Will and desire that it descend to my three 
Sons; that I do not expect to destroy this my Will or make another; also I leave the use of my Sein place to the 
use of my Sons Arthur and Archibald and my Wife, and the Sein 

Lastly, I nominate and appoint my Son in Law James BLOW, and my Sons Arthur FORBES and Alfred 
FORBES Executors to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making null and void every other 
Will or Wills heretofore made by me. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the eighteenth 
Day of June 1820 

Sign'd Seal'd and declared Arthur FORBES {Seal} 

To be my last Will and Testament 
In the presence of} 
Edmund RICKS 
Allen TISON 



Sturdivant Slave Runaway, 1816 

American Recorder, Washington, NC, Aug. 23, 1816 

25 Dollars reward 

RANAWAY from the subscriber on 
the night of 17* inst. negro woman 
SARAH, formerly owned by Charles 
Smallwood near Bath, about 25 years of 
age, low and well made — A further descript- 
tion deemed unnecessary, as it is presumed 
that she is well known in the town of 
Washington, where it is very probable she 
now is. 

I will pay the above reward to any person 
who will deliver said negro to me or secure her 
so that I get her; I will further pay all 
reasonable expenses. 

EDWARD STURDIVANT. 
Pitt County, Aug. 19, 1816 



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Thomas Boyd Family Slaves 

The following are lawyer's notes for a court case found in the William Blount Rodman Papers, PC 76.9; NC 
Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Beaufort County 1847 

Thomas BOYD (Will dated 1 822-proved Nov. term 1 822) George BOYD, administrator 
widow Ann (d. ca. 1831/32) 

7 Children: Julia BOYD (d. 1828/29) md. Joseph D. SATCHWELL (no issue) 
Carey BOYD md. (had son Alvin) 

William G. BOYD md. sons: John Thomas BOYD, William BOYD 

Elizabeth BOYD md. Zachariah SATTERTHWAITE 

Mary BOYD (d. 1856) md. Oct. 19, 1825 to Samuel SMALL WOOD 

Thomas K. BOYD md. children:Ahnerenda md. Em. SULLIVAN 

Portia md. William HODGES 

Elizabeth 

Ellen 

Martha Ann 
Thomas K. BOYD 
George BOYD (died left one son George BOYD) 

Slaves that belonged to Thomas K. BOYD at his death: 

negroes Will, Lettuce, Hulda, Zelotas, Abram, Jim, Louisa, Eliza, Jordan 

Children of Lettuce bom since June 1 825 Calvin and Alpha 

Children of Louisa bom since June 1825 Alvany, Julia, Nancy, Samuel 

Children of Eliza — ^no children since June 1825 

Will died Jan. 1846- 60 years of age 

Lettuce about 55 

Calvin (of Lettuce) 20 

Alpha (of Lettuce) 22 

Hulda (of Lettuce) 25 

Zelotas (male) 37 to 40 

Abram 35 

Jim 55 

Louisa 27to 30 

Eliza sister of Louisa 29 to 32 

Jordan 25 

Children of Louisa — Alvany 8-10 
Julia 8 
Nancy 6 
Samuel 3 

Slaves that went into possession of Joseph SATCHWELL when he married Julia BOYD: 
Judy, Dinah, Harriet, Isaac, Wilson, Ben 

Children of Judy — Ben, Eliza, Allen, Anderson 

Children of Dinah— Jim, Tom, Jacob, David, Sarah, 3 more names unknown 
Eliza (dau. of Judy) has 2 children: Henry and Hutchens 
Judy age 55 — died about 1836 or 1838 
Ben 30 
Eliza 27 



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Allen 23 

Anderson 12 to 14 

Dinah 40 — 3 children owned by J. SMALL 
Jim died about 1838-39 
Tom 14 to 16 
Jacob 14 

David 12 sold by J. SMALL 
Sarah 10 

Thomas K. BOYD by deed Sept. 2, 1818 gave to Julia BOYD slaves Jude, Dinah, Harriet, Isaac, Wilson and 
Ben 



Braxton Family Reunion 

Daily Reflector, Mon., July 19, 1926 

On Friday, July 9, the family of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie BRAXTON, of Winterville, held a reunion at Reedy 
Branch church, which proved a great success in many ways. This affair was prompted by the visit of Mr. 
Luther BRAXTON and family, of Fort Bragg, California. Luther is the youngest member of the old family, and 
has been absent from his old home for a number of years, havingbeen a resident of California since his return 
to the States from the World War. All the other members of the family resifde in Pitt and Lenoir coimties. 
There are seven of the children to cherish the parents in their declining years, the age of Mr. BRAXTON being 
73, and that of Mrs. BRAXTON is 76. They are both still active in domestic and religious life. 

There are 51 grandchildren and 12 grest-grandchildren. These, with the wives and husbands of the 
children, and grandchildren, make a total of 96 members of this one family. Most of these were present, also a 
good many other relatives of both Mr. and Mrs. BRAXTON. 

Among others present were Mr. and Mrs. Ed SMITH, Mr. and. Mrs. M. A. WOOLARD, and Mrs. 
Woolard's father, Mr. W. A. MCDONALD, of Colquitt, Ga., and Mr. J. E. SAWYER, of Ayden, who 
conducted the devotional services just before noon. He made a very interesting talk on seedsowing and pointed 
out the father and mother as sowers of good seeds for many years. After the service a picnic dinner was served 
in a table on the church lawn, and a more generous serving of barbecue and many other good things to eat was 
never seen for the number of people present. 

After dinner the entire group enjoyed an hour or two in social conversation and kodaking. This reunion 
was a happy occasion for the family relatives and friends who were present. May the Lord bless this father and 
mother with several years more of their usefiil life. 



Jonas Dilda Celebrates 78*"* Birthday 

Daily Reflector, Thurs., Oct. 17, 1935 

Fountain, Oct. 17. — On Tuesday night, October 15, Miss Frances DILDA entertained at a lovely dinner party 
in honor of her father's, Mr. Jonas DILDA, 78* birthday. The dining room was decorated with potted plants 
and cut flowers. The table, with an Irish lace cover, had at its centerpiece a three-tiered birthday cake 
containing 78 pink candles, white candles in silver holders were lighted at either end of the table. There were 
place cards for twelve, the majority of whom were between the ages of 70 and 85. The hostess, assisted by her 
mother and Mrs. Bennie PHILLIPS, served barbecue and Brunswick stew, ice cream and cake. 

Those enjoying the evening with Mr. DILDA were:J. R. TUGWELL, Sr., and Watt PARKER of 
Farmville; Henry LAMM of Wihnington; William MC ARTHUR of Greenville; and F. L. EAGLES, Abner 
EASON, Marcellus SMITH, R. L. JEFFERSON, J. R. D.MOORE, J. R. DOZIER and H. B. MAYO of 
Fountain. 

Mr. DILDA' S home is in practically the same spot in which his father's was, where he was bom. He has 
been married twice. By his first wife he has five children, thirty-four grandchildren and thirty-six great 
grandchildren. There are three children by his last wife. 



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1841 Craven County School Children, Dist. No. 17 

This list is found in Craven County School Records, 028.926.2; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Judy Nobles Lewis. 



Children in School District No. 17 between the ages of five and twenty one years. 



On the North side of Swift Creek: 


Nancy WrillrUKJJ 


Freeman ERNUL 


Mary WHiirUKJj 


Aaron ERNUL 


John WHl 1 rORD 


Sarah ERNUL 


James ARIHUK 


Elizabeth ERNUL 




Peter WILLIS 




Mary ASKJNS 


On the South side oi Swilt Creek 


Elizabeth WILLIS 


William BUCK 


Benjamin WILLIS 


James BUCK 


Hardy WILLIS 


Mary BUCK 


Mary DUNN 


Spenser BUCK 


Jesse ADAMS 


Sidney BUCK 


Louisa CHAPMAN 


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Henderson HILL 


Jane GASKINS 


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William FULSHIRE 


Cinderella GASKFNS 


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John FULSHIRE 


Riley GASKINS 


Joshua EWELL 


Harman GASKINS 


Mary Ann FOY 


Mary IPOCK 


Ada FOY 


Emeline IPOCK 


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John SQUIRES 


Francis A. GASKINS 


Jane SQUIRES 


Barton IPOCK 


Samuel BEXLEY 


Sally Ann IPOCK 


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Margarett BEXLbY 


Oliver IPOCK 


Nancy BEXLEY 


Julia GASKINS 


Jonn DE/ALliY 


Frederick GASKINS 


James BEXLEY 


George SIMONS 


Narhe (?) BEXLEY 


Allen SIMONS 


Paxton STREET 


Harvey SIMONS 


Duff STREET 


Norman WILLIS 


Ann STREET 


Abisha WILLIS 


Stephen E. STREET 


Asa WILLIS 


John IPOCK 


Nancy WILLIS 


Biggs IPOCK 


Amara WILLIS 


Nancy IPOCK 


Stephen WHITFORD 


Bryan IPOCK 



The annexed lists contain a correct accoimt of the children in District No. 17 as required by the 12 Dec. of the 
last common school act. Swift Creek divides the district into nearly equal parts, and in our opinion on account 
of the creek and the number of children two teachers will be required. June 8, 1 841 

Stephen WILLIS 
Arthur IPOCK 
Nathan WHITFORD 



Bill Jones Family Moved To Craven, 1909 

Daily Reflector, Feb. 16, 1909 



Ayden Items... The family of Bill JONES, one of the pioneers of Ayden, have moved to Craven County. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1858 



The following are selected items taken from the mmutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in 
1858, found on microfihn in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, 

NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held at the Court 
House in Greenville on the 1** Monday of May 1858 and in the 82 year of American 
Independence. 

Justices present: L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON, Goold HOYT, W. L. CHERRY 

William J. LAUGHINGHOUSE appted. guardian of Calvin and Washington MILLS, mfant children of Henry 
MILLS, dec'd., he giving bond of $1,000— F. B. SATTERTHWAITE, Caleb SMITH sureties. 

James HIGHSMITH appted. administrator of the estate of Nancy Highsmith, dec'd. 

An election for constable in Perkins District for present year-Benjamin BRILEY appted. until February next — 
gives bondsmen, James S. CLARK, A. DANCY and J. J. CHERRY, sureties. 

Willie STANCILL appted. admmistrator of the estate of Sarah WOMBLE, dec'd., gives bond of $1,000 with 
William E. TEEL surety. 

Thomas WOOTEN, guardian of Nancy STOCKS, Mary E. STOCKS and Abram STOCKS, returns current 
accoimt. 

Oliver BEDDARD returns inventory of sales and accts. as administrator of Sarah TISON, dec'd. 
Samuel CORY, guardian of Rebecca and Louisa CORY returns his current accts. 

Court, May 4, 1858— Justices present: L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON, Goold HOYT, W. L. 
CHERRY, W. L. BROWN 

Spiritous liquor license granted to James H. FORBES in his new store in Greenville. 
Spiritous liquor license granted to Edward HOELL in his store in Greenville. 

Benjamin POLLARD appted. guardian to Julia R. DENNY — gives bond of $3,000 with Lawrence POLLARD 
and Bynum TEEL sureties. 

Stanley OVERTON, admin, of L. ROSS returns his audited account. 
Asa EDWARDS, guardian of Elizabeth EDWARDS returns accts. 

William M. MARSH appted. May Term 1857 as administrator of the estate of Samuel B. MARSH, dec'd. 
allowed to renew bond. 

James GALLOWAY appted. administrator of the estate of Henry MILLS, dec'd. gives bond of $4,000 with 
John GALLOWAY, F. B. SATTERTHWAITE sureties. 

Sylvester GARDNER admin, of C. W. MOORE, dec'd. returns acct. of sales inventory. 



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Ordered that the County prison (Jail) be located in the following boundaries: Beginning at the NW comer of 
the public ground on which the jail now sits, running west on the south side of Third Street to the NE comer of 
lot No. #43 on which Henry S. CLARX lives, then north with the westem line of Greene Street to the SE 
comer of lot No. #40, then east to the north side of Second Street to the SW comer of lot No. # 100, then south 
with the east side of Evans Street to the SW comer of lot No. #103, then west across the street to the NE 
comer of Lot No. #91, then with the southem line of lot No. # 91 to the southwestern comer of that lot, then to 
the beguming, according to the map. 

Moses TYSON, guardian of Richard J. BAKER and Jesse J. BAKER, resigns as guardian. 

Rachel BROWN resigns as guardian of the mmor children of Asa BROWN, dec'd. William J. R. BROWN 
appted. in her place as guardian of Rachel E. BROWN and Charles BROWN, gives bond $10,000 with J. C. C. 
JENKINS and William R. FRIZZLE as sureties. 

William A. PUGH resigns as guardian to Frances M., William and Sarah KILPATRICK, infant children of 
John J. KILPATRICK, dec'd. Sarah KILPATRICK, mother of the children appted. guardian— gives bond 
$25,000 with W. A. PUGH, Jesse NOBLES and W. A. QUINNERLY as sureties. 

John PEEBLES appted. admin, of estate of Howell PEEBLES, dec'd -gives $8,000 bond with Lemuel 
DeBerry and John KING as sureties. 

W. R. WILLIAMS admin, of Elias ALLEN, dec'd. returns inventory of sales. 

The Justices ordered that half of the taxes imposed on land and polls by the Court of Febmary term 1858 for 
the purposes of building a court house be remitted. 

Goold HOYT elected as one of the members of the Special Court in the place of Lewis G. LITTLE. 

G. W. MOORE and B. F. MOORE admin, of Ichabod MOORE, dec'd. return inventory of acct. of sales. 

Abner S. COBURN resigns as guardian of William A. CHANCE. Ordered by the court that the clerk of court 
certify to the Attorney General this order for legal steps to be taken to appt. a proper guardian. 

Benjamin POLLARD appted. guardian to Julia A. R. DENNY — gives bond of $3,000 with Bynum TEEL and 
W. POLLARD as sureties. 

Calvin JOYNER appted. guardian to Ann Eliza BRILEY— gives bond of $20,000 with Joseph L. BALLARD 
and Josiah R. HORN as sureties. He returns accts. current. 

Willie STANCELL appted. guardian to William H. CLARK --gives bond of $250 with Henry STANCILL 
surety. 

W. L. TYRE appted. guardian of Henry F. PRICE and Edgar PRICE -gives bond of $20,000 with Lemuel 
DEBERRY, Reddin GAY and R. F. J. H. WILLL^S as sureties. 

Spiritous liquor license granted to Sherrod TISON at his store in Greenville. 

Patrollers appted. for Perkins District for 1 year: J. C. KEEL, E. P. DANIEL, John GRAY, Joel JAMES. 

Patrollers appted. for Parkers District for 1 year: Sidney DANIEL, MC DANIEL, Lamuel H. LANGLEY, C. 
C. MOORE, R. A. HATTON, Thomas C. MOORE, John STUBBS. 

Samuel CORY be appted. guardian of Rebecca and Louisa CORY— give bond of $4,000 with Frances 
BROOKS, Bryant HARDEE as sureties. 



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List of Inspectors appted. at May term 1858 to hold elections on the Thursday in August next: 
DISTRICTS 

HADDOCKS Thomas CANNON, Frederick HADDOCK, Com. KINSAUL 

FALKLAND Henry C. JORDAN, Spencer HARRIS, Franklin WOOTEN 

CROSSROADS Moses TURNAGE, Thomas KING, Allen BYNUM 

CLAY ROOT Caleb SMITH, William O. EDWARDS, William H. CLARK 

BURNEYS Lewis B. PUGH, Thomas M. WIGGINS, Jesse NOBLES 

TAFTS Will J. LAUGHINGHOUSE, John GALLOWAY, Nasby MILLS 

GREENVILLE Will A. MANNING, Willie BROWN, Calvin EVANS, J. J. DANCY, Edw. C. 
YELLOWLEY 

ANDREWS Eason JAMES, Carrol O. STATON, Robert WARD 

PACTOLUS Lewis G. LITTLE, Lemuel LANGLEY, Julian V. PERKINS 

STANCILLS Henry STANCILL, William COBB, Willie STANCILL 

PERKINS William H. PERKINS, Jesse BARNHILL, William L. PERKINS 

Will of James R. CONGLETON offered for probate by Henry GURG ANUS, executor. 

B. F. TUCKER returns his accts. and inventory as admin, of Willie POLLARD, dec'd. 

S. F. JOHNSON admin, of John EVANS, dec'd. returns his acct. of hiring. 

S. F. JOHNSON guardian of the minor heirs of Alfred FORBES returns his accts. current. 

B. F. TUCKER appted. admin, of the estate of Willie POLLARD dec'd. gives $1,000 bond with William 
TUCKER as surety. 

Robert WILSON guardian of Mary E. DIXON returns his accts. current. 

William L. TYRE guardian of Robert W. JOYNER, Abram JOYNER and Jason JOYNER returns his accts. 
current. 

At Nov. term 1857, Will of Ichabod MOORE offered for probate, G. W. MOORE and Benjamin F. MOORE, 
executors. The Will burned in the Court House fu-e. 

James SUTTON, guardian of Livingston and James A. SUTTON returns his accts. current. 

Ordered by the court that the sheriff after advertising at the court house for at least 10 days, sell at public 
auction on credit of six months, all brick and stone on the public lots. Goold HOYT, chairman. 

Mahala EUBANKS appted. administrator of the estate of Nancy EUBANKS, dec'd. gives bond of $1,400 with 
Reuben ROLLINS and James O. CHERRY as sureties. 

Allen KITTRELL admin, of Arthur TRIPP dec'd. . returns acct. of sales inventory of notes. 

Magistrates to take list of taxables for 1858: 

HADDOCKS Sylvestor COX 

FALKLAND Henry C. JORDAN 

CROSSROADS Moses TURNAGE 

BURNEYS Spencer BROOKS 

TAFTS Bryant SMITH 

GREENVILLE W. A. MANNING 

PACTOLUS Benjamin F. EBORN 

ANDREWS Eason JAMES 

STANCILL William COBB 



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ANDERSONS 



PERKINS 
BROWNS 



Henry GURGANUS 
David FLEMING 
Laurence ANDERSON 



PARKERS 
GRIFFINS 



Enoch MOORE 
Caleb CANNON 



CLAYROOT Hardy J. SMITH 

An order for blankets for prisoners in jail — ^the blankets burned — ^the order renewed. 

A copy of the Will of James BRADY, dec'd. brought forward and recorded, the original destroyed in the court 
house fire. 

Court May 8, 1858 

Will of Nancy WILLL^MS dec'd. proved by W. L. TYRE and Lemuel J. DEBERRY, subscribing wimesses. 
Lemuel DEBERRY named as executor. 

Moses TISON, guardian to the minor heirs of John B. BAKER dec'd. return accts. current. 

R. F. J. H. WILLIAMS, admin, of N. D. WILLIAMS dec'd. . returns accts. current and inventory of sales. 

Pumell PATRICK guardian to Arcina TUCKER return accts. current. 

George W. PEAY & wife administrators of Elias BELL dec'd. return accts. current of sale of estate. 

Ordered the sheriff pay William GRIMES $300.00 to purchase books for the county, together with all interest 
that may accrue thereon on that he he now owes the same in payment of taxes. 

Ordered that the clerk make a certificate of the debt due to Goo Id HOYT for the rent of houses for the year 
1858 to the amount of $180.00. 

Ordered by the Court that five polls be deducted fi-om the list of taxables given in by Frederick HADDOCK, 
Esq. 

C. J. O'HAGAN admin, of John WILLOUGHBY dec'd returns accts. current and hiring of negroes. 

W. M. B. BROWN admin, vs. Heirs at law of Will A. WOMBLE dec'd ordered the Administrator pay to 

Sally WOMBLE the mother of the dec'd $27.28; Bennet WOMBLE brother of dec'd $27.28; Bythal 
COGGINS & wife Polly $27.28; Richard E. POLLARD & wife Matilda $27.28; William E. TEEL & wife 
Sally Jane $27.28; heirs of Jesse CLARK by Rufiis HEARN their guardian $27.28; and heirs of Willie 
POLLARD by James HIGHSMITH their guardian $27.28; with interest fi-om May 1, 1858. 

Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held at the Court House in 
Greenville on the 1"' Monday of August 1858 

Justices present: L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON, Goold HOYT, W. L. CHERRY, Henry 
STANCILL. 

Simon L. CONGLETON executor of James R. CONGLETON, dec'd. returns accts. current and inventory of 
sales. 

James C. MOORE appted. admin, of John SUTTON dec'd. gives bond of & 100.00 with Allen BAKER and 
Nelson NICHOLAS sureties. 



State vs. Benjamin SIMPKINS.... defendant found not guilty. 



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Ordered that Richard BROOKS and Martha BROOKS, ages 1 3 yrs. and 1 1 yrs., children of Mourning 
BROOKS, a free woman of color, be apprenticed to Elizabeth A. LONG, wife of Montgomery LONG. 

Hardy ORMOND guardian of minor heirs of Cornelius PATRICK, dec'd. . returns acct. of sales. 

Gideon WARD, Allen BYNUM and Benjamin MAY appted. commissioners of Pitt County to confer with the 
commissioners of Greene County to have a public bridge built across Contentnea Creek near Kinchen DAVIS', 
to be paid by the two coimties in proportion to their taxables. 

David LAWRENCE admin, of Willie BOND dec'd. returns acct. of sales. 

Josiah SUTTON appted. guardian to John and Benjamin SUTTON— he gives $2000 bond with William 
FLANA KEN and James C. MOORE as sureties. 



Mahala EUBANKS administrator of the estate of Nancy EUBANKS, dec'd.. returns acct. of sales. 

William COBB Esq. returns his list of taxables for Stancills District. 

Arrest issue against Franklin HARRINGTON for assault with the intent to kill. 

Benjamin F. TUCKER appted. guardian of William Ann L. SPAEN. 

PatroUers appted. for Haddocks District for one year: Cornelius KINSAUL, Robert WORTHINGTON, 
William M. COX, A. B. COX, Josiah COX, John BRANCH. 

Moses TURNAGE Esq. returns his list of taxables for Cross Roads District for the year 1 858. 

Benjamin F. TUCKER returns his acct. of sales as admin, of Willie POLLARD dec'd. and a copy of notice to 
creditors. 

Laurence R. ANDERSON be appted. guardian to Mary A. TURNAGE, Jos. J. TURNAGE, Travis 
TURNAGE, Elias TURNAGE and James E. TURNAGE, infant children of Elias TURNAGE dec'd. gives 
bond of $25,000 with Moses JOYNER, Henry JOYNER, Amos TURNAGE, James T. WILLIAMS and John 
PEEBLES as sureties. 

James HIGHSMITH admin, of Nancy HIGHSMITH returns acct. of sales and his copy of notice to creditors. 
James GALLOWAY admin, of Henry MILLS returns a copy of his notice to creditors. 
Willie STANCILL admin, of Sarah WOMBLE dec'd. returns acct. of sales. 

James P. RYAN, a native of Ireland, now resident of Pitt County, declares for the last two years it has been his 
intention to become a citizen of the United States. He denounces any allegiance to Ireland and Queen of the 
United Kingdom and applies for citizenship. He arrived in the United States about the age of 18 and after 
arriving to the age of 2 1 resided in NC. 

Ordered by the court, F. B. SATTERTHWAITE, S. B. SINGELTARY and Edward C. YELLOWLEY be 
requested to draw up a set of rules for the government of the county court and report to next term. 

James SUTTON appted. admin, of estate of James ALLEN dec'd. gives $8,000 bond with Felix BRAXTON, 
Noah SUTTON and William ALLEN sureties. 

Spiritous liquor license granted to Alfred FORBES m his store in Greenville for one year, after first proving his 
good moral character by two respectable citizens. 

Lemuel DEBERRY exctr. of Nancy WILLIAMS dec'd. returns inventory. 



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Will of Ann JOYNER proved by Jacob JOYNER exctr., Henry SHEPPARD, and Sherrod TISON subscribing 
witnesses. 

John PEEBLES admin, of Howell PEEBLES dec'd. returns inventory of notes. 
David FLEMING returns his list of taxables for Browns District. 

James TRIPP being incapable of performing public duties, exempted from working on the roads and serving 
military duty. 

Josiah HODGES elected sheriff for two years. 

Henry C. JORDAN returns his list of taxables for Falkland District. 

Ordered by the court that a negro girl Alice, aged about 12 years, the property of Henry C. JORDAN, be 
exempt from taxation since Alice is an invalid. 

Ordered that the sheriff procure a lock and fasten up the Court House and suffer no person to use the court 
room except for county purposes. 

Jesse H. POLLARD being incapable of performing public duties, exempted from working on the roads and 
serving military duty. 

Shadrach ROGERS vs. Heirs at law of McGilbry JOLLEY & others ordered Shadrach ROGERS have the 

privilege of draining his lands through the ditch which divides John STUBBS and John C. DIXON and then 
running through the lands of John BAZEL to the river. The said parties viz: John BAZEL, John STUBBS, John 
C. DIXON and Shade ROGERS shall commence at the fence near the grave yard in BAZELS field and cut the 
ditch five feet deep and four feet wide, in the bottom up to the said BAZELS ditch in the CASON Swamp and 
each of said parties are bound to keep \f4^ part of said ditch in good order. And John STUBBS, John C. 
DIXON and Shade ROGERS are equally bound to cut the ditch 4 ft. wide in the bottom and as deep as the old 
ditch. 



Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held at the Court 
House in Greenville on the 1^' Monday of November 1858. 

W. A. MANNING Esq. returns his list of taxables for Greenville District for the year 1858. 
Eason JAMES returns his Ust of taxables for Andersons District for the year 1 858. 

Alicey MOORE guardian to mfant heirs of Churchill MOORE dec'd. gives $2,000 bond with Asa GARDNER 
and Sylvestor GARDNER as sureties. 

Henry M. ROUNTREE appted. administrator of Jesse ROUNTREE dec'd. gives $15,000 bond with Joel 
PATRICK and Caleb CANNON sureties. 

Bryant SMITH returns his list of taxables for Tafts District for the year 1858. 
Spencer BROOKS returns his list of taxables for Bumey's District for the year 1858. 
State vs. G. B. LETCHWORTH} Defendant submits court fine of $4.00 

At request of the widow, ordered Sherrod T. SMITH be appted. administrator to estate of John P. KENNEDY 
dec'd. gives bond of $2,400 with Sylvestor GARDNER and George W. VENTERS as sureties. 



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James WOOTEN and Ezekiel CRISP entered into bond as administrators of estate of William M. CRISP 
dec'd., the said bond destroyed in the burning of the Court House; reenter bond of $4,000 with Ephriam 
WOOTEN and Jesse CORBITT as sureties. 

William M. GAY appted. admin, of James L. COBB dec'd. gives $40,000 bond with John O. OATS, Charles 
L. VINES and T. C. DAVIS sureties. 

Ordered William M. COX, F. H. HADDOCK and William H. SMITH Esqr. be appted. patrol committee in 
Haddocks District. 

Peddlers license granted to Isaac PRAG for one year. 
William COBB resigns as Justice of the Peace. 

Ordered William BRYANT admin, of estate of Thomas WHITFIELD have leave to sell negro Hardy at Bethel, 
Pitt County on credit of 6 months, taking bond from the purchaser with sufficient surety, with interest from 
date. 

Joseph GAINER admin, of Lacy BULLOCK returns his copy of notice to creditors. 
Hardee J. SMITH returns his list of taxables for Clayroot District for the year 1858. 

Ordered John W. RASBERRY be appted. admin.of estate of Shadrach JACKSON dec'd. gives $8,000 bond 
with Edward CANNON and Will W. HARPER sureties. The widow relinquishes right of administration to 
HARPER. 

Jesse STANCILL appted. admin, of Lanier WARD dec'd. gives $10,000 bond with Eason JAMES, Willie 
STANCILL, James H. JENKINS, and Richard RANDOLPH sureties. 

Jacob MAY appted. admin, of Lewis MAY dec'd. gives $2,500 bond with Jesse STANCILL and Richard 
RANDOLPH sureties. The widow relinquishes right of adminisfration. 

J. P. C. JENKINS appted. guardian to Lewis W. HARRINGTON, infant son of Moses HARRINGTON dec'd. 
gives $2,000 bond with Levi DAWSON and Jeremiah MCGLAWHORN sureties. 

Enoch MOORE returns his list of taxables for Parkers Disfrict for the year 1858. 

Ordered Robert WILSON, James GALLOWAY and William NELSON be appted. bridge commissioners for 
Tafts District. 

A copy of the Will of Robert FORBES was rerecorded since the original was desfroyed in the bummg of the 
Court House. 

Joseph L. DANCY, George W. JOHNSON and Blount C. PEARCE be appted. bridge commissioners for the 
Greenville bridge and they proceed to repair the same. 

John NORRIS, a free boy of colour, was bound to Burton MCGOWAN in May Court 1 858. MCGOWAN 
came to Court and surrendered his indenture. The mother of the boy consents him to be bound to Frederick 
HADDOCK to learn the trade of cooper. 

Ordered Robert WORTHINGTON, by consent of Smith HARRIS, the only legatee, be appted. admin, of 
Reuben HARRIS dec'd. gives $1,000 bond with Felix BRAXTON and Barnes BLAND sureties. 

Special Court held Nov. 20, 1858 

Justices present: Charles ROUNTREE, Sidney DANIEL and Enoch MOORE 



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William COX and John GARDNER appted. Special Admin, on estate of William GARDNER dec'd. gives 
$50,000 bond with Frederick HADDOCK and Sylvestor COX sureties. 

Benjamin F. TUCKER appted. Special Admin, on estate of John C. TUCKER dec'd. gives $1,000 bond with 
Josiah HODGES surety. List of property to be sold: 1 1 hogs, 1 stack of fodder, 12 barrels of com, 1 steer, 5 
sheep, 1 horse, 1 buggy, 1 scythe blade, household and kitchen fiimiture, farming utensils, 1 dog, 1 saddle. 

Special Court held Dec. 30, 1858. 

James C. MOORE appted. Special Admin, on estate of Joseph TISON dec'd. List of property to be sold: 1 
horse and buggy, 1 sow and 5 pigs, 1 cow and calf, 2 ploughs, 1 gun. 



Bethel in 1902 

The folio vraig is the listing of Bethel as found m the NC Yearbook m 1905. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Population, 525 

Tax Rate-- 162-3 c on $100 

Town Officers 

MAYOR— Samuel A. Gainer 
CLERK--S. T. Carson 
TREASURER— W. J. Whitehurst 
TAX COLLECTOR— G. A. Bell 
CHIEF OF POLICE— G. A. Bell 

BOARD OF ALDERMEN— S. T. Carson, M. O. Blount, J. W. Overton, W. J. Whitehurst 
PUBLIC SCHOOLS— J. W. Sherrill, Principal; Y. E. Staton, Miss Mattie Grimes, assistants 
SCHOOL COMMITTEE— M. O. Blount, J. M. Lloyd, Robert Staton 
POSTMASTER— John Jenkins 
R. R. AGENT— N. M. Hammond 
EXPRESS AGENT— D. S. Harper 

Ministers and Churches 

METHODIST— J. J. Barker, Pastor 
BAPTIST— C. E. Edwards, Pastor 

Hotels and Boarding Houses 

Blount Brothers Hotel 
Mrs. W. E. Wainright 

Doctors 

F. C. James, R. J. Grimes, J. D. Bullock 
General Merchandise 

S. T. Carson; T. A. Carson;Taylor Brothers; Albritton & Co.; Staton, Cherry & Bunting; Blount Brothers 

Millinery and Fancy Goods 
Mrs. W. H. Bullock 
Blount Brothers 

Retail Grocers 

Carson & Co.; J. D. Bullock; McG. Rodgers (col.) 



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Biographies 



Zeno Stocks 

This biography appeared in the History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois; published by Continental 
Historical Co., Springfield, III, 1885. Contributed by Roger Kanmierer. 

Zeno STOCKS, dealer in lumber, lime, cement, paint, etc., has been engaged in this line of trade since 
June 1, 1879. He has, also, a sack depot, in connection with his business, and has about 6,000 sacks on hand. 
His entu-e stock will invoice about $5,000. 

Zeno STOCKS was bom in Pitt county, North Carolina, May 13, 1846, and is a son of John and Susan 
(GWALTNEY) STOCKS, also natives of North Carolma. In Pitt county lie buried the father, grandfather and 
great-grandfather of Mr. Zeno STOCKS, m a family burymg ground on the old homestead, which was 
originally entered by the great-grandfather, whose name was also John. This land was entered on a permit from 
the British Crovra, long before the Revolutionary war. In the adjoining county of Craven, in one cemetery, lie 
the bodies of Mr. GWALTNEY, the father of Mrs. STOCKS, and her grandfather. 

Zeno was educated in North Carolina, and began busmess as a school teacher m his native county, 
which he continued for about a year, when he came to Greene county, in 1 870. He agam engaged in teaching 
school, which he followed for 10 years, and then entered the lumber busmess, which he still continues, 
enjoying a good trade. He was married, Dec. 15, 1880, to Louisa, a daughter of Adam and Margaret KOEHM, 
natives of Germany, who now reside near Greenfield, this county, engaged in farmng. By the above marriage 
there was one child— A. L., bom June 9, 1882. The death of Mrs. STOCKS occurred Aug. 18, 1883. Mr. 
STOCKS was agam married Oct. 7, 1885, to Amy A., daughter of T. J. and M. F. BALDWIN, who reside near 
White Hall. 

Noah Turtle 

This biography appeared in A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa, Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, III., 
1896. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Noah TUTTLE is an Iowa pioneer, as for nearly half a century he has had his residence m this great State, 
m which time his honest and eamest efforts have been rewarded with prosperity, and to-day he is ranked with 
the wealthy and influential farmers of Lucas County. A review of his life is appropriate here and is as follows. 

Noah TUTTLE was bom in Pitt county. North Carolina, November 3, 1830, son of Benjamin and Gatsey 
(LEGGET) TUTTLE, both natives of that State. Benjamin TUTTLE died there when our subject was a small 
child, and after his death the widow and children, in 1836, moved to Virginia and subsequently went from 
there to Bartholomew county, Indiana. Following are the names of the children composing this family: Abram, 
Talitha, Lewis, William, Rebecca, Guilford, Noah and Marinda. The mother lived to see them occupying 
honored and usefiil positions in life, and her death occurred in Iowa, at the age of seventy-six years. Of the 
father, we may fiirther record that he was a farmer by occupation, and that in politics he was a Whig. 

Noah TUTTLE' S early life was spent on farms in North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana, and on the roads 
as the family journeyed from one place to another, these long journeys being made by wagon. He was early 
initiated into all kinds of farm work and was taught that honesty and industry are the foundation of all tme 
success. While his schooling was limited to an attendance of only two weeks, he has by close observation and 
contact with the world gained a broad and practical knowledge. In 1851, on attaining his majority, he left the 
"Hoosier" State and came out west to Iowa. He settled m Wayne county, near the county line, on Wolf creek, 
and on the tract of land which he acquu-ed he built a little cabin, 16x16 feet, and as he was yet unmarried his 
mother kept house for hun. Their journey to Iowa, like their other moves, was made with a horse team. In 
1888, Mr. TUTTLE removed to his present location in Warren township, Lucas county, his post-office address 
being Chariton. Here he ovms an excellent farm of 700 acres, and besides he has given to his children no less 
than a thousand acres. He has a fine modem residence, built at a cost of $1 ,500, and his home is surrounded 
with all the comforts and luxuries of life. His bams and other farm buildings, and indeed his whole premises, 
give evidence of prosperity and at once distinguish the owner as a man of taste as well as thrift. Mr. TUTTLE 
is an excellent judge of stock. In his rich pastures are found a high grade of horses, cattle and hogs. Without 



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going into further detail, we state that Mr. TUTTLE is recognized as one of the most successful farmers and 
stock men of Lucas county. 

Mr. TUTTLE has been married twice and has a large family of children. When he was twenty-two he 
wedded Miss Barbara TEES, a native of Henry county, Iowa, her people having come to this State from Ohio. 
Their union resulted in the birth of eight children,-- Gatsey, Rachel, William, Joseph, Grant, Martha, Charles, 
and Noah, — two of whom, Rachel and Noah, are deceased. The mother of this family has been dead for 
twenty-three years. In 1882 Mr. TUTTLE married Margery WILLIAMS, who was bom in Davis coimty, Iowa, 
October 1, 1853, daughter of Samuel and Susan (SWINNEY) WILLIAMS, who were both of Virginia buth 
and who came to Iowa in 1849. Mr. WILLIAMS was a soldier in the late war, his regiment being the Fourth 
Iowa Infantry, and he was killed in the battle of Pea Ridge. Mrs. WILLIAMS died at the age of fifty-seven 
years. She was a true Christian woman, a member of the Baptist Church, and in that faith reared her family, the 
names of her children being Parkison, John, Margaret, Delana, Margery, Martha, Mary and Matilda. Mr. 
TUTTLE and his present wife have five children living, viz.: Rachel, Bertha, Lydia, Amanda and Ethel. They 
had one child that died in infancy. 

Mr. TUTTLE is a man of plain manner and speech, his word is ever as good as his bond, and his 
hospitality is genial and genuine. To know him is to admire hun for his many sterlmg traits of character. In his 
political views he harmonizes with the Republican party. 

William Musgrave 

This biography appeared in Illinois, historical , by William Swaren; published by the Munsell Publishing Co., 
Chicago, 1909. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

William MUSGRAVE (deceased), who was one of the distinguished pioneers of Crawford County, was 
bom in Wayne County, N. C, Febmary 8, 1816, a son of John and Charity (COX) MUSGRAVE, the father 
bom in North Carolina in 1758 and died in April, 1824, while the mother, also a native of North Carolina was 
bora in 1774, and died in June, 1824. The youngest son and sixth of his parents' seven children, William, was 
left an orphan at eight years old, and was brought to Union Coimty, 111., by his brothers Josiah and John. 
Another brother, Caleb, had come to Union Coimty four years earlier and William made his home with him 
until 1 833, when he came to Crawford County with his brother John, and the two worked together as 
carpenters. 

In 1834 occurred the marriage of William MUSGRAVE and Eliza Ann COX, who was a native of 
Greene County, N. C, bom January 17, 1816. They became the parents of nine children, five of whom grew to 
maturity: Sally Ann, Anna M., Jonathan K., George A. and Herriet. After marriage Mr. MUSGRAVE began 
farming upon what was his homestead, which had been improved by John SNIPES, and in time he became 
possessed of 500 acres of desirable farm land, but he later divided the greater portion of it among his children. 
Mr. and Mrs. MUSGRAVE for years were consistent members of the Universalist Church. 

Judge J. H. Stewart 

Biography appeared in Memorial record of Alabama : a concise account of the state's political, military, 
professional and industrial progress, together with the personal memoirs of many of its people, by Hannis 
Taylor; published by Brant & Fuller, Madison, Wis., 1893. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Judge J. H. STEWART, one of the leadmg members of the bar in Marion, Perry county, Ala., was bom in 
Greene (now Hale) county, near Newbem, Febmary 10, 1841. His father. Warren D. Stewart, was bom near 
Camden, S. C, in 1820, and died in Cabell county. Miss. Allen STEWART, the father of Warren D., was a 
native of Scotland, and came to the United States in 1799. He first settled in Camden, S. C, but subsequently 
removed to Tuscaloosa county, Ala., where he died quite a wealthy planter. His wife, nee' SWILLEY, was a 
native of South Carolina, and became the mother of ten children. Warten D. STEWART was about seven years 
of age when brought to Alabama. He devoted his life to farming and was prosperous and wealthy, but died 
comparatively young. He married Miss Hannah H. RODGERS, of Greensboro, Ala. Her father, Enos 
RODGERS, was a native of Greene county, N. C, and of Irish descent, and married a Miss HART, of English 
origin. The RODGERS family came to Alabama when Hannah H., was about seven or eight years old. This 
lady is still living, and is the mother of one son and three daughters. 

Judge J. H. STEWART, this only son, was reared chiefly in Dayton, Marengo county, Ala., received his 
primary education in the old-field schools and was prepared for college at Prof. Tutwiler's Green Springs 



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academy. He then attended the university of Virginia about two years, when the call to arms sounded and he 
left the university where he was studying law, and in April, 1861, joined company D, Eleventh Alabama 
infantry, and served as private till the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House. In 1 862 he was wounded, 
and was disabled for duty about three months; rejoining his company, he was wounded again and laid up for 
about two months; but he was nowise daunted, and rejoined his regiment once again. The latter part of his 
service was passed with a battalion of sharpshooters, Mr. STEWART acting as courier for the major of his 
division. After peace had been restored, Mr. STEWART was licensed to practice law and located at 
Uniontown, Perry county, Ala., in April, 1866, where he soon rose to distinction, and in August, 1880, was 
elected judge of probate; in November of the same year he removed to Marion, where he has since remained. 
At the close of his term six years as judge of probate he resumed the practice of the law and now stands in the 
front rank of the legal fraternity of Perry county. In November of 1866, the judge married Miss Virginia 
GRAVES of Hxmtsville, Ala., the result of the Union being five children. The parents are members of the 
Episcopal church and in politics the judge is a democrat. 

Joseph Robert Lunn 

This biography appeared in Historical and Biographical of Iowa; published by the Lewis Publishing 
Company, Chicago, 1 896. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Joseph Robert Lunn is now practically living a retired life. For some years he devoted his time and 
energies to the cultivation of a farm, and the capital that he thereby acquired now enables him to live retired, 
resting in the enjoyment of the fiiiits of his former toil. Being widely and favorably known throughout Dallas 
county, he well deserves representation in this volume and with pleasure we present the record of his life to our 
readers. 

A native of Pennsylvania, he was bom in Bucks county on the 26* of February, 1824, and is a son of Jesse 
and Margaret (SOLLIDAY) Lunn. The father was also a native of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and, 
emigrating westward in 1832, took up his residence in Franklin county, Ohio, where he made his home 
throughout the remainder of his life. He was a farmer and stone-mason and his career was that of an honorable 
businessman. He reached the allotted age of three-score years and ten, and was called to his final rest. 

The subject of this review spent the days of his boyhood and youth on the old home farm, and the 
monotony of work in the fields was varied by attendance at the disfrict schools, where he acquired his 
education. At the age of twenty-two he left home and earned his own living by working as a farm hand, being 
employed by the month until the Spring of 1 850, when, attracted by the discovery of gold in California and 
hoping that he might more rapidly realize a competence in that far Western district he went to the Pacific slope. 
He crossed the plains with a frain of horses and mules in a party consisting of 180 men, two women and a 
young girl, the journey consuming eighty-five days from the Missouri river to their destination. He returned by 
water — ^the Nicaragua route — ^to his home in Ohio in August, 1853, and again started for California by water in 
January, 1855, there remaining until 1870, twenty months being spent in mining in Nevada. He engaged m 
both mining and teaming, with good success; and, although he did not realize his hope of gaining wealth in a 
few months, by earnest and persistent labor he acquired a comfortable competence that enabled him to secure a 
good home on his return. In 1870 he again went to the old home in Ohio, and the following year came to Iowa 
to look after a tract of wild land of 480 acres. 

On the 14''' of May, 1872, was celebrated a marriage which united the destinies of Joseph R. LUNN and 
Miss Julia A. SLAUGHTER, who was bom in Wayne county, Indiana, and is a daughter of Moses and Mary 
(POWELL) SLAUGHTER. The former was a native of North Carolina and a son of Ada SLAUGHTER. The 
family is of English descent and was probably foimded in North Carolina many years ago by the father of Ada. 
He was a wealthy planter and owned 800 acres of land and 100 slaves. Ada SLAUGHTER married Elizabeth 
ANDERSON, a native of North Carolina, whose father was also a wealthy slave owner; but Ada and his wife 
were both sfrongly opposed to the institution of slavery, and on account of their views on that question their 
parents refused to render them any assistance in starting in life after their marriage. They had six children, and 
after the death of the father his widow removed to Indiana that she might rear her children away from the 
influence of slavery, and in consequence was not recognized by the SLAUGHTER family. On the death of her 
father she was offered her share of the money received from the sale of the slaves but declined to accept it, 
saying that it was the price of human blood. She therefore did not get anything from her father's large estate. 
Moses SLAUGHTER became one of the early settlers of Indiana. A lover of the cause of freedom, he sfrongly 
opposed slavery and did all in his power to promote abolition sentiment and principles. His home was a station 



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on the "under-ground railroad," and Mrs. LUNN remembers her mother say, "Why, if they catch you in 
helping your father hide niggers they will hang you both." 

Mrs. LUNN came to Iowa at an early age, was educated in the public schools of Dallas county and in the 
Adel high school, and for twelve years before her marriage successfully taught school. She is one of the 
mtelligent, refined ladies of this section of the country, well educated and an accomplished, entertaining 
conversationalist. She presides over her home with that quiet grace and dignity that indicates good breeding, 
and has made the LUNN household a hospitable one. Mr. and Mrs. LUNN have no children of their own, but 
out of the kindness of their hearts have given homes to two adopted children; Minnie, now the wife of N. F. 
FREEMAN, by whom she has one child; and Lock ELLSWORTH, a bright young boy of seven years. 

Upon their marriage Mr. and Mrs. LUNN located upon the farm where they still reside. Their home is a 
beautiful one and all the conveniences and accessories of a model farm are found there. Mr. LUNN is now 
practically living retired. His life has been a busy and useful one, and his earnest toil has supplied him with a 
competence that provides all the comforts and many of the luxuries of life. Both he and his wife are active in 
good works, are noted for their hospitality and to the poor and needy extend a helping hand, while to every 
laudible enterprise for the benefit of the community they contribute liberally. Both are members of the 
Presbyterian Church. 



Henry Waldrem Bennett 

This biography appeared in A Twentieth century history of southwest Texas, by William Barret Travis; published by 
the Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1907. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Henry Waldrem BENNETT, distinguished as one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of 
Colorado county. Henry Waldrem BENNETT bears his burden of years with ease, and, although he has far 
outlived the span of man's life, is hearty and vigorous, and as active as any man half his age, riding horseback 
for pleasure, and shooting birds on the wmg. Of sturdy Scotch ancestry on the paternal side, he was bom 
March 19, 1815, in Martin county, N. C, a son of Thomas BENNETT. 

Thomas BENNETT was a lifelong resident of Martin county, N. C, where he spent his life, dying in 1826. 
He owned much land, which he carried on with slave labor. He married Eleanor CRISP, who was bom in 
Edgecombe county, N. C, and died in 1821 in Martin county. Her father, Jesse CRISP, a soldier in the 
Revolutionary war, serving under Gen. Nathaniel GREENE, was wounded at the battle of Guilford Court 
House. Being immediately carried fi-om the field to the Court House, he watched fi-om there the progress of the 
battle. He was of New England ancestry, and is supposed was bom in Maine. He married Nancy WALDREM, 
a native of Maine. To Thomas BENNETT and wife two children were bom, namely; Marina, who spent her 
entire life in North Carolina, married James WARD, and Henry Waldrem, the subject of this brief sketch. 

His mother dying when he was six years of age, and his father five years later, Henry W. BENNETT was 
brought up by his sister. Inheriting the homestead, together with many slaves, he lived there until 1 840, when 
he sold out to his brother-in-law, James WARD. Moving then to Teimessee, he was for eleven years engaged 
in agricultural pursuits in Haywood county. In 1851, joining a party which included other families the 
CARLTONS and TANNERS, he came across the country to Texas, bringing along household goods and 
provisions, and camping and cooking by the roadside. Mr. BENNETT settled in Colorado county, arriving here 
at a time when a large portion of the soil still rested undisturbed by the plowsheire, and while the primitive 
dwellings of the original pioneers were few and far between. There werte no railroads in this section of the 
country, the cotton and other produce of the farms being taken to Houston, the nearest market, by ox-teams. He 
purchased three hundred acres of land, now included in the homestead where he resides, and by the exercise of 
industry, perseverance and good judgment transformed it fi"om a tract of wild, uncultivated land into one of the 
finest farms of that section. As time passed he added to his first purchase, and he and his children now have 
over a thousand acres of valuable land, all lying within six or eight miles of the city of Columbia. 

Mr. BENNETT married June 11, 1840, Marina LANIER, who was bom in Martin county, N. C, and died 
Febmary 3, 1894, on the home farm. Her father, who married Elizabeth BENNETT, was bom in Martin 
county, N. C, of French ancestry. He served in the war if 1812 under General Jackson, and was subsequently 
educated for a lawyer, but never practiced his profession. He was a Baptist m his religious belief, and 
occasionally preached in churches of that denomination. Of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. BENNETT, nme 
children were bom, namely: Ellen, deceased; Amanda, deceased; W. Henry; Marina, deceased; Naomi; 
Octavia; Beulah; Thomas, deceased; and Ahna, deceased. 



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Obituaries 






J. R. Vandiford Dies of Heart Ailment 

Daily Reflector, Tues., April 8, 1941 

J. R. VANDIFORD, 59, died at 3 o'clock Monday morning at Pitt General hospital from a heart ailment after 
only two days illness. Funeral services were conducted from the home in Craven county this afternoon at two 
o'clock by Rev. J. W. NORRIS, Free Will Holiness minister of Pink Hill, and burial followed in the Manning 
family cemetery in Littlefield. Mr. VANDIFORD was bom, reared and spent his entire life in Pitt county. He 
was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Holmess church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leona BUCK 
VANDIFORD; two sons, Benjamin VANDIFORD and Linwood Earl VANDIFORD, both of the home, one 
daughter, Ordatha Rose VANDIFORD, also of the home; two brothers, Matthew and David VANDIFORD of 
New Bern, and one sister, Mrs. Bryce BRATCHER of near New Bern. 

Miss Mary Ann Pilgreen Dies at 93 

Daily Reflector, Mon., April 7, 1941 

Miss Mary Ann PILGREEN, 93, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. T. P. LANGLEY of near Pactolus 
Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted from the home 
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. J. J. BELL, Pentecostal Holiness minister of the Pactolus community. 
Burial followed in the family cemetery nearby. Miss PILGREEN spent her entire life in Pitt county and was 
one of its oldest residents. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. T. P. LANGLEY and Mrs. Susie DUNN both of 
Pactolus, and three nephews, R. M. and J. R. PILGREEN both of Ballard's Cross Roads, and T. G. PILGREEN 
of Pactolus. 

James H. Williams Claimed By Death 

Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 17, 1941 

James Henry WILLIAMS, 81, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vicey BARNES of near Red Banks 
church, at two o'clock this morning. He had been ill for five months and critically ill for two weeks. Funeral 
services will be conducted at Red Banks church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock by the pastor. Elder J. B. 
ROBERTS and burial will follow in the churchyard. The body will remain at S. G. WILKERSON and Sons 
Funeral Home, 625 Dickinson avenue, until 1 :30 Tuesday afternoon and will then be moved to the church. Mr. 
WILLIAMS was bom, reared, and spent his entire life in Pitt county. He is survived by one son, James I. 
WILLIAMS of Grifton; four daughters, Mrs. Vesta STOCKS and Mrs. Vicey BARNES of near Greenville, 
Mrs. Stella ALLEN of near Williamston, and Mrs. J. H. WILLIAMS of Pollocksville; 23 grandchildren, 50 
great-grandchildren; one brother, Jodie WILLIAMS of Black Jack and one sister, Mrs. Almeta SMITH of 
Mount Holly. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

C. S. Smith Dies at Home 

Daily Reflector, Fri., April 27, 1923 

Mr. C. S. SMITH, aged 58 years, died at his home in Ayden yesterday aftemoon after several days ilhiess from 
pneimionia. The interment took place this aftemoon in the Ayden cemetery. Mr. SMITH has been in this city 
since August 1922, in the employ of Tucker and Clark and was held in the highest esteem by a host of friends. 
For several years, prior to coming to Greenville, he was chief of police of Ayden, a position which he held with 
credit and honor. He is survived by his wife and three sons. 

Mrs. Ida M. Boyd Dies 

Daily Reflector, Thurs., April 24, 1 94 1 

Mrs. Ida MOORE BOYD died Wednesday aftemoon at the home of D. J. SPAIN at Hudson's Crossroads, 
following a year's illness. Mrs. BOYD was bom in Kinston, the daughter of W. J. MOORE and the late Annie 
MOORE. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of New Bem. Mrs. BOYD was first married to T. 
B. CARNEY and of this marriage two sons, Albert CARNEY of Monks Comer, S. C, and James A. CARNEY 



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of San Antonio, Texas, survive. She was later married to Wess BOYD, and one son, Percy BOYD of Pink Hill, 
survives. Also surviving are two sisters; Mrs. T. L. HUGGINS of Wilmington, and Mrs. Emma M. CARTER 
of Kinston; one brother, Lonnie Moore of Kinston, and her father, W. J. MOORE of Dudley's Crossroads. 

Mrs. J. H. Stocks Claimed by Death 

Daily Reflector, Fri., April 18, 1941 

Mrs. J. H. STOCKS, 62, died at her home near Ayden early this morning as the direct result of a heart attack 
suffered yesterday following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Ayden Baptist 
church at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, by Rev. Frank MORRIS, Mrs. STOCKS' pastor, assisted by Rev. L. 
A. LILLEY, Ayden Methodist minister. Burial will follow in the Cox cemetery, five miles east of Ayden. Mrs. 
STOCKS was twice married, first to Hylan COX. Of this union two sons, Lee and Jesse COX, survive. Later 
she was married to Mr. STOCKS, of which union eight daughters and three sons survive. They are Misses Elva 
and Elizabeth STOCKS of the home; Mrs. Louis LANCASTER of Lenoir county, Mrs. Jesse HARRIS and 
Mrs. Robert DAIL of Kinston, Mrs. Walter BROOKS of Greene county, Mrs. Larry WILLIAMS and Mrs. C. 
W. GARRIS of Ayden, Luther STOCKS of Ayden, Lathan STOCKS of Greene county and Herman STOCKS 
of Ayden. 

Last Rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson 

Daily Reflector, Friday, April 1 1, 1941 

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, 87, daughter of the late Nahum and Chrischaney GARRIS, were 
conducted at the home of her son, Willie C. WILSON, of near Ayden Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. L. A. 
LILLEYand interment was in the Wilson cemetery. Assisting Mr. LILLEY with the services were the Rev. 
BALLARD of Greenville, Walter NOBLES of Winterville, MERRIEE of Snow Hill. Mrs. WILSON was bom 
Oct. 3, 1853 and reared in Pitt county. For the last few months, she had been in declining health. At the time of 
her death she was visiting with her son, J. W. WILSON, of La Grange. Mrs. WILSON was a member of the 
Latter Day Saints. One daughter, Mrs. J. A. HARDEE of Greenville, is a survivor by the first husband, Ben 
STOCKS. In 1882 Mrs. WILSON was married to Joseph WILSON. Of this marriage three children survive; J. 
W. of LaGrange, W. Zeno of Hobgood and W. C. of Winterville; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 
two great-great grandchildren. 

Samuel F. Harper Dies at Home 

Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 3, 1935 

Samuel Fumey HARPER, 53, a prominent Pitt county farmer, who died at his home in Centreville, at 4 o'clock 
yesterday afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis, was buried at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Ayden 
cemetery. The fimeral service was conducted fi-om the late home, by his rector. Rev. A. C. D. NOE, of Ayden, 
assisted by Rev. R. F. PITTMAN, of Ayden. The Masonic lodges of Ayden and Grifton took part in the service 
at the grave and members of the fraternity acted as pallbearers. Mr. HARPER was a valued citizen of his 
community and a vestryman of old St. John's Church, near Grifton. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss 
Mae HART of Ayden; four children. Earl, Margaret, Claudia and Billy, all of the home community; four 
sisters, Mrs. R. H. BROOM, Mrs. J. C. GRIFFIN, Mrs. Mollie ROBERSON, of Ayden, and Mrs. W. O. 
ROLLINS of Winterville. 

C. A. Ipock, Sr. Claimed by Death 

Daily Reflector, Wed., April 16, 1941 

C. A. IPOCK, Sr., 82, died at his home at Emul this morning at 10 o'clock after several months of illness. 
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home by Rev. Bruce BARROW, 
assisted by Rev. Duff TOLER, both Free Will Baptist ministers. Burial will follow in the family burial ground 
near Emul. Mr. IPOCK was fist married to Miss Julia Alice IPOCK of Craven county, in 1890. She died in 
1915. To this union there are surviving: D. A. IPOCK and C. A. IPOCK, Jr., of Emul, and the following 
daughters: Mrs. Ellis IPOCK, Mrs. L. M. BAYSDEN, Mrs. D. W. FERREBEE, Mrs. John SMITH of Emul, 
and Mrs. J. L. STEWART of Sanford; 32 grandchildren, one great grandchild, three sisters, Mrs. Mollie 
WILLIS of Bridgeton, Mrs. Sarah MILLER of Emul, and Mrs. Ed MCLAWHORN of Vanceboro. Mr. IPOCK 
was a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church of Emul. He was a farmer and had spent his entire life 
in the Emul community. 



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J. J. Hathaway Dies 

Daily Reflector, Mon. Sept. 12, 1927 

J. J. HATHAWAY, 83. died at his home in Belvoir township Sunday morning about 9 o'clock, following long 
ilhiess. Funeral services were conducted from Gum Swamp Church, of which the deceased was a member, this 
afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. E. B. JOYNER, of Saratoga, burial following in Hathaway graveyard. Mr. 
HATHAWAY is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Annie JOYNER, one brother. Bill HATHAWAY, and two 
sisters, Mrs. Palina RIDDICK and Mrs. Puss SHELTON, all of this county. The deceased was a Civil War 
veteran. He was highly esteemed in the community where he lived for so many years. 

D. S. Rollins Buried Sunday 

Daily Reflector, Mon. Sept. 12, 1927 

D. S. ROLLINS, 62, died Saturday morning at his home near Stokes, Carolina township, following ilhiess of 
three months. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by Elder R. S. COWAN 
pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church. Interment following in the family burying ground. Mr. ROLLINS was 
unmarried. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Stokes. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. M. A. 
WOOLARD, Mrs. Harriet WHITFIELD, Mrs. Maggie BRYAN, one brother, W. H. ROLLINS. 

Mrs. Charlie Mills Dies 

Daily Reflector, Fri., June 6, 1924 

Mrs. Charlie H. MILLS, died early this morning at her home five miles from Greenville after an illness of 
several weeks from tuberculosis. The interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock in the family 
burying ground. Mrs. MILLS was one of the most beloved women of her community. She was, prior to her 
illness, always ready to help in those things which meant happiness for her neighbors. She is survived by her 
husband, one daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George CORBETT, seven sisters, Mesdames Mary 
HARRINGTON, Johnnie PARKERSON, L. S. HARDEE, Bessie JONES, of Tarboro, Mrs. ARMSTRONG. 
Speed, Mrs. Sam ROSS, Burlington and Mrs. Ola KITTRELL; two brothers, Messers Lonnie CORBETT and 
George CORBETT. 

Mrs. Cullen Tripp Dies 

Daily Reflector, Tues., July 8, 1924 

Mrs. Cullen TRIPP, 40, died this morning at her home on the farm of the late Mr. Grigg TYSON. Services will 
be conducted at 3 o'clock, by the Rev. Mr. BALLARD, of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church, interment 
following at Reedy Branch church at 4 o'clock. Mrs. TRIPP was very popular with a host of friends. She was 
well known throughout her community and was never happier then when doing some service for some one less 
fortunate than she. She was a devoted friend and to know her was to love her. The deceased is survived by her 
husband and six children, Mrs. Preston MOZINGO, Misses Ethel, Pearlie, Hattie and Emma Ruth TRIPP and 
Robert Lee TRIPP. Two brothers, Messers. E. S. WALTERS, of this county, and A. R. WALTERS, of 
Raleigh, also survive. 

Mrs. Ada Ipock Died 

Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 5, 1949 

Graveside services for Mrs. Ada IPOCK, who died at the home of her son, Jack IPOCK, near Vanceboro, 
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Frank family cemetery near 
Vanceboro. Mrs. EPOCK was the daughter of the late Tom and Sally MCCAFFERTY and was the widow of 
Dave IPOCK. She spent all her life in the Vanceboro commimity. Surviving are her son; a sister, Mrs. Mary 
MORRIS of Vanceboro; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral for Mrs. Sarah W. Williams 

Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 3, 1935 

Mrs. Sarah Wmifred WILLIAMS, 56, of Winterville, who died at her home at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, 
was buried this afternoon at 3:30 in the Winterville cemetery. The fimeral service was conducted from the late 
home by her pastor. Rev. R. F. PITTMAN of the Free Will Baptist church. Mrs. WILLIAMS is survived by her 
husband, H. M. WILLIAMS; two daughters, Mrs. Johnnie BROWN and Mrs. O. M. STANCIL both of 
Winterville, her mother, Mrs. Martha TYSON, of Greenville; one brother, John Ivy TYSON, Bruce, N. C; 
three sisters, Mrs. Delcie ALLEN, Mrs. Celie ALLEN, Mrs. Lydia WILLL\MS, all of Pitt County. 



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Nehemiah Garris Claimed By Death 

Daily Reflector, Mon., April 7, 1941 

Nehemiah GARRIS, 79, died at his home near Winterville, Sunday morning at 2:30 o'clock after several days 
ilhiess with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted from his home this afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. C. 
J. HARRIS, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville assisted by Rev. Chester PELT, pastor of the Reedy 
Branch church. Burial followed in the family cemetery near the home. Mr. GARRIS was bom, reared, and 
spent his entke life in the community m which he died. In 1882 he married Cynthia HARDEE of Pitt county, 
who died m 1908. He had been a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist church for about 55 years and a 
deacon in the church for about 45 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charlie SMITH of the Reedy 
Branch community, Mrs. D. L. GRUBBS of near Greenville, and Miss Estelle GARRIS of the home, 14 
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON of near Ayden. 

Funeral For Mrs. Bryant Adams 

Daily Reflector, Wed., July 5, 1950 

Mrs. Emily BUCK ADAMS, 78, wife of Bryant ADAMS, died at four o'clock Sunday mommg at the home of 
her daughter, Mrs. Joe TYSON at Calico Crossroads, after having been in declining health for several years. 
Funeral services were conducted at Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church at three o'clock Monday afternoon by 
the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, and burial was in the churchyard. Mrs. 
ADAMS, daughter of the late Allen and Louise ADAMS BUCK, was bom in Pitt county and spent most of her 
youth near Galloway's Crossroads. She had been a member of Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church for thuty 
years. Mr. and Mrs. ADAMS celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary last January. Surviving are her 
husband; three daughters, Mrs. Joe TYSON of Calico Crossroads, Mrs. Arthur GALLOWAY of Black Jack, 
and Mrs. Alonza SMITH of New Bern; two sons, Major ADAMS of Black Jack and Louis ADAMS of Cahco; 
18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Florence Mozingo Passes Away 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., March 13, 1925 

Mrs. Florence MOZINGO was bom February 17, 1868, and died March 6, 1925; these dates mark the 
beginning and end of a beautiful Christian life that has passed from earth's toils to heaven's reward. Mrs. 
MOZINGO was fifty seven years of age and was a most faithfiil member of the Methodist church at Arthur. As 
a wife and mother she gave her life diligently and devotedly to the rearing and caring for her family. Her faith 
in God was unshaken and firm and she expressed herself many times as being ready to go at her Master's call, 
and her only regret was leaving her family. The church has lost a most loyal member, the community has lost a 
kindly neighbor, her husband has lost a devoted wife, and her children have lost a loving mother, but their loss 
is heaven's gain. Her funeral was conducted by her pastor from the home at 3 p.m., March 7. The large crowd 
that attended the burial and the many beautiful floral designs attested the love and esteem in which she was 
held by friends, neighbors and loved ones. She leaves many friends and loved ones to mourn the loss of her 
going. Among her loved ones are a husband, E. D. MOZINGO, and thuteen children, Vemon, Charles, Albert, 
Elbert, Jack, Luther, Harvey, Willie, Alice King and Frank MOZINGO, Mrs. Leslie LITTLE, Mrs. Annie Mae 
SMITH and Mrs. Hattie MCGLOHORN. She also leaves two sisters and three brothers as follows: Mrs. Frank 
ANDERSON, of Goldsboro, and Mrs. Hattie WALKER, of New Orleans; W. B. KENNEDY, of Clayton, 
Simon KENNEDY, of Norfolk, and Oscar KENNEDY, of Richmond. 

James Whitley Dies in Stokes 

Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Oct. 22, 1947 

Mr. James Ashley WHITLEY, 70, died at his home in Stokes Wednesday of last week about 2 a.m.; following 
several years of illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Stokes by the pastor. Rev. 
L. B. BENNETT, Thursday aftemoon at 3:30, and burial was in the Bethel cemetery in Bethel. Mr. WHITLEY 
was bom, reared and spent his entire life in Pitt Coimty. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist 
Church at Bethel. He was married to Miss Delia JAMES January 4, 1905. Surviving are his wife, four sons: 
Paul E. WHITLEY of the Belvoir community, Ellis WHITLEY of Edgecombe County, and David Alton 
WHITLEY and Forrest WHITLEY, of Stokes; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph E. HARRIS and Mrs. L. E. 
BREWER of the Belvoir community, and Mrs. John Gray LEGGETT of Stokes; and eleven grandchildren. 



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Last Rites For C. L. Burroughs 

Z)o/7v /?e/7ec/o/-,Thurs., Nov. 15, 1956 

C. L. BURROUGHS, 75, died suddenly at his home in Grifton Wednesday night at 9:30 following an apparent 
heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by 
the Rev. Dave F. FULCHER, Pentecostal Holiness minister of Vanceboro, assisted by the Rev. Linwood 
MANNING, Pentecostal Holiness minister of Greenville. Burial will be in the Shelmerdine Pentecostal 
Holiness Church Cemetery. Mr. BURROUGHS, son of the late Prince A. and Beadie HONEYCUTT 
BURROUGHS, formerly lived in the Shelmerdine and Black Jack communities, but had lived in Grifton for 
the past three years. He was a member of the Grifton Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was first married to 
Mattie FORNES in 1905 and she died inl917.Inl918he was married to Lenora COWARD, who died in 
1945. He was married to Mrs. Juanita SUTTON BLAND in 1948, and she survives. Surviving are a son and a 
daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Lewis JONES of the Belvoir community and Albert BURROUGHS of 
Smyrna, N.C.; three sons and three deaughters by his second marriage, QuiBcy BURROUGHS of near 
Greenville, Curtis BURROUGHS of Washington, N.C., and Joseph Earl BURROUGHS of Greenville, Mrs. 
Lonnie HADDOCK of Washmgton, Mrs. George Robert MILLS of Black Jack, and Mrs. B. G. JACKSON of 
near Grifton; 14 grandchildren; a half sister, Mrs. Harvey MOORE of Greenville; and three half brothers. Boss 
BURROUGHS of Cherry Point, Crawford BURROUGHS of Wiknington , and Herbert BURROUGHS of 
New Bern. 

Heber C. Cobb Succumbs 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Dec. 29, 1933 

Funeral services for Heber C. COBB, 57, Spanish-American War veteran, who died in a Rocky Mount 
hospital, Thiirsday evening at 10:00 o'clock, following an attack of pneumonia, were held from his late 
residence on Contentnea street, Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, and his flag draped casket was interred in 
forest Hill cemetery, with Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, of the Christian church, conducting last rites. Mr. COBB 
was recognized as a gallant and courageous soldier during the Spanish-American War, and served two terms of 
enlistment in the United States army, being stationed for several years in Puerto Rico, where he met and 
married his wife who survives him. He was a loyal member of the Pitt County Camp of the Spanish- American 
War Veterans, named for Capt. James Thomas SMITH, several members of which attended the fimeral. He 
was the father of a World War veteran, Earl COBB, his only child, who died of influenza in a training camp 
shortly after enlistment. His mother, Fannie J. COBB was buried from the home on the day three weeks prior 
to his own burial. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. S. H. BUNDY, and Mrs. W. L. 
MATTHEWS, of Farmville; two brothers, Bruce COBB, Farmville, and Glenn COBB of New York. 

Lorenzo McLawhorn Dead 

Daily Reflector, Sat., May 26, 1923 

Mr. Lorenzo MCLAWHORN, aged 74 years, died sat his home near Ayden last night as a result of a sfroke of 
apoplexy which he suffered Thursday afternoon enroute home from the city. The interment will take place 
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock m Lewis MCGLAWHORN burying ground. Mr. MCLAWHORN was one of 
Pitt County's most prominent and influential farmers, and was held in the highest esteem by people not only in 
his home commimity but throughout this and adjoining counties. He had bus mess interests in this city, and was 
here Thursday apparently enjoying the best of health. News of his ilhiess was received with the keenest regret 
by a host of fiiends. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. R. L. ABBOTT, of this county and one son, 
Mr. Lewis MCLAWHORN, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Two brothers also survive, Messers. Charlie and L. L. 
MCLAWHORN, of Winterville township. 

C. C. Braxton and J. J. Frizzle Dead 

Eastern Reflector, June 9, 1897 

Ayden, N. C. June 5 Messers C. C. BRAXTON and J. J. FRIZZLE both died last night, the former of 

erysipelas and the latter of consumption. Mr. BRAXTON was a prominent saw mill man and Mr. FRIZZLE 
was a model farmer. Both were good citizens and among our best men. The community suffers a great loss in 
their death. 



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Belcher Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, NC. This 
collection lists all the white entries through 1900. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 



Belcher, Benjamin (55) Benj. Belcher & Martha 
Daniel, Elizabeth (48) Louis Spier &, Nancy 

Oct. 4, 1882. Pactolus. Thomas Carick, Min. 

W. M. Moore, C. P. Moore, R. M. Spier 

Belcher, Sherrod Benjamin Belcher & ng 

Belcher, Mary E. Robert Belcher & Martha 

Dec. 20, 1871. Farmville. Geo. Joyner, Min. 

Belcher, W. J. (21) Robert Belcher & M. E. 

Carney, Wm. Ann (19) James Carney & Jane 

Nov. 23, 1875. Pactolus. David House, Min. 

E. B. Moore, C. Bamhill, S. C. Whichard 

Belcher, W. S. (34) Benj. Belcher & Allie 
Webb, Tempie (35) ng & Rachel Webb 

Jan. 18, 1899. Pactolus. W. E. Warren, JP 
W. T. Little, Jas. H. Wilson, L. H. Little 

Askew, W. C. (20) W. C. Askew & V. F. Parker 

Belcher, Bettie ( 1 8) Wm. Belcher & Martha E. 
Aug. 14, 1895. Farmville. M. T. Moye 
W. M. Lang, J. R. Davis, J. S. Smith 

Brown, J. T. (22) Stansly E. Brovm &. Bettie 

Belcher, Minnie E. (2 1 ) Geo. Belcher & Elizabeth 

Mar. 25, 1893. Carolina. J. L. Winfield, Min. 

S. G. Williams, W. T. Taylor, Geo. Belcher 

Congleton, J. E. (22) H. S. Congleton & Amanda 
Belcher, Lidia ( 1 9) George Belcher & Bettie 

Dec. 19, 1895. Carolina. J. L. Windfield 
H. L. Leggett, J. L. Perkins, S. A. Congleton 

Hardison, W H. (29) W. J. Hardison & Mary A. 
Belcher, Annie A. ( 1 9) Benj . Belcher & Allie 

Feb. 16, 1887. Pactolus. Thos. Carrick, Min. 

T. t. Harris, J. R. Lanier, F. G. James 

Harriss, H. B. (28) Whitney Hairiss & Annie J. 

Belcher, Fannie S. (2 1) George Belcher & Bettie 

Mar. 24, 1889. Carolina. Josephus Latham, Min. 

W. T. Taylor, U?. M. Pearly?, Flony Taylor 



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Parker, William O. (22) John Parker & Sarah 
Belcher, Ida ( 1 8) George Belcher & Elizabeth 

Nov. 12, 1880. Farmville. W. A. Barrett, JP 
W. C. Joyner, A. M. Joyner, Colus? Cobb 

Smith, John H. (29) Abel Smith & Fannie A. 

Belcher, Julia (25) Robert Belcher & Martha 

July 29, 1880. Falkland. B. F. Bryan, JP 
W. M. Smith, R. W. Smith, L. B. Dupree, Jr. 

Taylor, J. P. (36) ng 

Belcher, Mattie (20) S. Belcher & B. 

Jan. 20, 1897. Farmville. M. T. Moye 
W. M. Lang, Annie Lang, W. C. Askew 

Tyson, Gregg T. J. J. Tyson & Laney 

Horn, Mary E. W. R. Home & Martha Belcher 

Dec. 3, 1874. Contentnea. David House, Min. 

Williams, S. G. (23) Willis H. Williams & Sallie E. 
Bellcher, Fannie (26) George Belcher & Bettie 

Jan. 22, 1891. Carolina. J. L. Bams, Min. 

J. s. Brown, A. R. Congleton, G. H. Brown 

Wilson, Adrian (30) J. L. Wilson & Mary J. 

Belcher, Florence ( 1 8) Benj . Belcher & Elizabeth 
Nov. 14, 1895. Pactolus. J. L. Windfield 
W. H. Hardison, John Belcher, Wm. Belcher 



Charles Joyner in Baltimore, 1897 

King's Weekly, Fri., Sept. 3, 1897 

Mr. Charles JOYNER is one of the most successful of the younger Tarheels who has forged to the front in 
Baltimore and he justly merits his success. Mr. JOYNER came to Baltimore from his home in North Carolina 
in 1879 and accepted a position at a salary of $12 a week. From this beginning he has worked himself up until 
he is today one of the managing partners of perhaps the largest hat and straw goods establishments in the city. 
He fraveled for several years for the hat firm of Frank & Hammerslough, during which time he learned the 
business in all its details. He was one of the most successful drummers that ever went out from Baltimore and 
was immensely popular with the frade. 

Mr. Joyner is a member of the firm of Elhant Joyner & Co. He was bora and raised in Pitt county and his 
friends and relatives are proud of his success. 



Ayden Town Officers, 1895 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 8, 1895 

Ayden, N. C, May 7.... The town election here yesterday passed off very quietly, the entire Democratic ticket 
being elected, as follows: 
Mayor— A. L. HARRINGTON 

Commissioners— J. J. STOKES, Dr. J. DIXON, H. S. HARDEE, J. B. GARRIS and R. W. SMITH. 



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Queries 



I am searching for the parents and ancestry of Harriet Malone GATNEY/GWATNEY, who married Walter 
ADAMS of Beaufort Co., NC. Was she a GWATNEY, GWALTNEY or MALONE by birth? 
—Edith COX; 712 Doris Ave., Jacksonville, NC 28540-8228 
E-mail: edieanne@ec.rr.com 

I am looking for the parents of Charlotte BARFIELD LLEWELLYN, b. 1760, wife of Col. Arthur STATON. 
—Ola GURNEY; 4812 Sullivan Blvd., Virgmia Beach, VA 23455-5804 (757) 497-8218 
E-mail: gravpom@cox.net 

I am seeking the surname of Mary , who was married to John CANNON, b. 1711. This is taken from the 

Cannon Bible Record found in the Revolutionary War Pension file for Fuma Cannon. 

—Carol L. Cannon TUTTLE; 5186 S. Williams Drive, Greenwood Village, CO 80121 (303) 806-9462 

I am searching for the parents and ancestry of Lewellin LITTLE, who married first to Mary OLIVER and 
secondly to Elizabeth STARLING. His children were: Julian, Patience Aim, Haywood, Churchwell, Gaston, 
James, Edmond, Louise, Wiley and Sidney LEWELLIN, b. ca. 1820. 
—Victoria LAWLING; 2829 Woodsdale Rd., Glenwood, MD 21738-9647 
E-mail: edieanne@ec.rr.com 

I am seeking a photograph or illustration of the home of Revolutionary war soldier. Dr. Robert WILLIAMS 
(1758-1840). The home has long been demolished and was located at 3590 King's Crossroads, Falkland, NC. 
—Laura F. RENARD; 4305 David Street, Durham, NC 27704 (919) 477-1379 
E-mail: ncfoxx2@verizon.net 

I am looking for information on Fanny GRIMES, the first wife of Archibald STATON (1816-1880). She may 
have been from Pitt, Martin, Edgecombe or Beaufort Counties. She was the mother of Katherine Baker 
STATON (b. 1878) who married Joseph Thomas HAISLEP of Martin Co., NC. 
—Marguerite MARTIN; 115 Elizabeth Dr., Manteo, NC 27954 
E-mail: mb.martin@earthlink.net 

I am still trying to track down John Evans FORBES, b. Dec. 26, 1832 in Pitt Co., NC, son of Alfred FORBES 
and Martha EVANS. I have evidence John was a close friend of Walter Scott HANRAHAN and they may have 
fought together in the War between the States. HANRAHAN was mortally wounded in the war and John E. 
FORBES deserted, fleeing to California. Apparently to avoid being arrested, John E. FORBES changed his 
name to Walter S. HANRAHAN and lived the rest of his life in Porterville, CA. as a practicing physician. The 
story of John E. FORBE'S true identity was passed down by his daughter, Blanche (FORBES) HANRAHAN 
CARRINGTON (b. in 1859 in Pitt Co., NC). Blanche apparently left for California to join her father a few 
years after the war ended. 

—Bob FORBES; 8023 Newtown Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173-9398 
E-mail: bforbes@carolina.rr.com 



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Abbott, R. L., Mrs 29 

Adams, Bryant 28 

Adams, Emily Buck, Mrs 28 

Adams, Jesse 12 

Adams, Louis 28 

Adams, Louise 28 

Adams, Major 28 

Adams, Walter 32 

Allen, Celie, Mrs 27 

Allen, Delcie, Mrs 27 

Allen, Diane Evans 8 

Allen, Elias 14 

Allen, Stella, Mrs 25 

Allen, William 17 

Anderson, Elizabeth 23 

Anderson, Frank, Mrs 28 

Anderson, Laurence R 17 

Anderson, Laurence 16 

Armstrong, , Mrs 27 

Arrington, James 3 

Arthur, James 12 

Askew, W. C 30,31 

Askins, Mary 12 

Bain, T. H 2 

Baker, Allen 16 

Baker, Jesse J 14 

Baker, Richard J 14 

Baldwin, 1 

Baldwin, Amy A 21 

Baldwin, Henry 1 

Baldwin, Marshall 1 

Baldwin, T. J 21 

Ballard, , Rev 27 

Ballard, Joseph L 14 

Barker, J. J 20 

Barnes, Vicey, Mrs 25 

Bamhill, Jesse 15 

Barrett, W. A 30 

Barrow, Bruce, Rev 26 

Baysden, L. M., Mrs 26 

Bazel, John 18 

Beardsley, L. P 13 

Beddard, Oliver 13 

Belcher, Annie A 30 

Belcher, Benjamin 30, 3 1 

Belcher, Bettie 30 

Belcher, Fannie S 30,31 

Belcher, Florence 3 1 

Belcher, George 30, 31 

Belcher, Ida 31 

Belcher, John 31 

Belcher, Julia 31 

Belcher, Lidia 30 

Belcher, Martha 31 

Belcher, Mattie 31 

Belcher, Minnie 30 



Belcher, Robert 30,31 

Belcher, Sherrod 30 

Belcher, W. J 30 

Belcher, W. S 30 

Belcher, William 30,31 

Bell, Elias 16 

Bell, G. A 20 

Bell, J. J., Rev 25 

Belote, Henry 7 

Belote, John 4, 7 

Belote, Quint 7 

Bennett, Ahna 24 

Bennett, Amanda 24 

Bennett, Beulah 24 

Bennett, Elizabeth 24 

Bennett, Ellen 24 

Bennett, Henry Waldrem 24 

Bennett, L. B., Rev 28 

Bennett, Marina 24 

Bennett, Naomi 24 

Bennett, Octavia 24 

Bennett, Thomas 24 

Bennett, W. Henry 24 

Bernard, Kate 2 

Bexley, James 12 

Bexley, John 12 

Bexley, Margarett 12 

Bexley, Nancy 12 

Bexley, Narhe 12 

Bexley, Samuel 12 

Bland, Barnes 19 

Bland, Juanita Sutton, Mrs 29 

Bledsoe, Polly 2 

Blount, M. 20 

Blow, James 8, 9 

Bond, Willie 17 

Boyd, Almerenda 10 

Boyd, Alvm 10 

Boyd, Carey 10 

Boyd, Elizabeth 10 

Boyd, Ellen 10 

Boyd, George 10 

Boyd, Ida Moore 25 

Boyd, John Thomas 10 

Boyd, Julia 10, 11 

Boyd, Martha Ann 1 

Boyd, Mary 10 

Boyd, Percy 26 

Boyd, Portia 10 

Boyd, Thomas K 10, 11 

Boyd, Thomas 10 

Boyd, Wess 26 

Boyd, William G 10 

Boyd, William 10 

Bradley, Jane 6 

Brady, James 16 



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Brady, Jane 4 

Branch, John 17 

Bratcher, Bryce, Mrs 25 

Braxton, C.C 29 

Braxton, Felix 17, 19 

Braxton, Jessie 11 

Braxton, Luther 1 1 

Brewer, L. E., Mrs 28 

Briley, Ann Eliza 14 

Briley, Benjamin 13 

Brooks, Francis 14 

Brooks, Martha 17 

Brooks, Mourning 17 

Brooks, Richard 17 

Brooks, Spencer 15, 18 

Brooks, Walter, Mrs 26 

Broom, R. H., Mrs 26 

Brown, Asa 14 

Brown, Charles 14 

Brown, J. T 30 

Brown, Johnnie, Mrs 27 

Brown, Rachel 14 

Brown, Stanley E 30 

Brown, W. L 13 

Brown, W. M. B 16 

Brown, William J. R 14 

Brown, Willie 15 

Bryan, B. F 31 

Bryan, Maggie, Mrs 27 

Bryant, William 19 

Buck, Abraham 2 

Buck, Albert 1 

Buck, Alexander Bernard 2 

Buck, Alice 2 

Buck, Allen 28 

Buck, Ann 2 

Buck, Beaumont B 2 



Buck, Benjamin 1 

Buck, Bryant F 1 

Buck, Churchwell 1 

Buck, Cornelia 1 

Buck, Cornelius 1 

Buck, Earl Charlton 2 

Buck, Edward 1 

Buck, Elizabeth 1 

Buck, Emily 1, 28 

Buck, Eugenia 1 

Buck, Francis 1 

Buck, Humphrey Cornelius 2 

Buck, Humphrey 1 

Buck, Hunter 1 

Buck, Irvin Hunter 2 

Buck, Isaac 1 

Buck, Isaac, Jr 1 

Buck, James A 1 

Buck, James Blaine 2 



Buck, James G. H 2 

Buck, James L 2 

Buck, James Quinn 1 

Buck, James T 1 

Buck, James Thaddeus, Sr 1 

Buck, James 1, 2, 12 

Buck, John H 1 

Buck, John Wesley Wiley 1 

Buck, John 1 , 2 

Buck, Joseph 1 

Buck, Juritha 1 

Buck, Leona 25 

Buck, Mary Jane 1 

Buck, Mary 12 

Buck, Matilda 1 

Buck, Morgan 1 

Buck, Nancy 2 

Buck, Nathaniel Perry 2 

Buck, Pauline 2 

Buck, Penelope 1 

Buck, Pleoman 1 

Buck, Samuel 1 

Buck, Sidney 12 

Buck, Spenser 12 

Buck, Stephen 2 

Buck, Susan Penelope 1 

Buck, Theodore Clark 2 

Buck, Wiley 1,2 

Buck, William 2, 12 

Bullock, J. D 20 

Bullock, Lacy 19 

Bullock, W. H., Mrs 20 

Bundy, S. H., Mrs 29 

Burroughs, Albert 29 

Burroughs, Boss 29 

Burroughs, C. L 29 

Burroughs, Crawford 29 

Burroughs, Curtis..... 29 

Burroughs, Herbert 29 

Burroughs, Joseph Earl 29 

Burroughs, Prince A 29 

Burroughs, Quincy 29 

Bynum, Allen 15, 17 

Cannon, Caleb 13, 16, 18 

Cannon, Edward 19 

Cannon, Fuma 32 

Cannon, John 32 

Cannon, John 4, 6 

Carmon, Mary 4, 6 

Cannon, Rocky 3, 4, 6 

Carmon, Thomas 15 

Carney, Albert 25 

Carney, James A 25 

Carney, James 30 

Carney, T. B 25 

Carney, William Ann 30 



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Carrick, Thomas, Rev 30 

Carrington, Blanche Forbes 32 

Carson, S. T 20 

Carson, T. A 20 

Carter, Emma M., Mrs 26 

Chance, William A 14 

Chapman, Louisa 12 

Cherry, J. J 13 

Cherry, James 15 

Cherry, Nancy 1 

Cherry, W. L 13, 16 

Clark, Henry S 14 

Clark, James S 13 

Clark, Jesse 16 

Clark, William H 14, 15 

Cobb, Bruce 29 

Cobb, Earl 29 

Cobb, Fannie J 29 

Cobb, Glenn 29 

Cobb, Habere 29 

Cobb, James L 19 

Cobb, William 15, 17, 19 

Cobum, Abner S 14 

Coggins, Bythal 16 

Congleton, H. S 30 

Congleton, J. E 30 

Congleton, James R 15, 16 

Congleton, S. A 30 

Congleton, Simon L 16 

Corbett, George 27 

Corbett, Lonnie 27 

Corbitt, Jesse 19 

Cory, Louisa 13, 14 

Cory, Rebecca 13, 14 

Cory, Samuel 13, 14 

Cowan, R. S 27 

Coward, Lenora 29 

Cox,A. B 17 

Cox, Charity 22 

Cox, Edith 32 

Cox, Eliza Ann 22 

Cox, Hylan 26 

Cox, Jesse 26 

Cox, Josiah 17 

Cox, Lee 26 

Cox, Sylvestor 15, 20 

Cox, William M 17, 19 

Crisp, Eleanor 23 

Crisp, Ezekiel 19 

Crisp, Jesse 24 

Crisp, William M 19 

Crump, , Dr 7 

Dail, Robert, Mrs 26 

Dancy, A 13 

Dancy, J. J 15 

Dancy, Joseph L 19 



Daniel, E. P 14 

Daniel, McG 14 

Daniel, Sidney 14, 19 

Davis, J. R 30,31 

Davis, Kinchen 17 

Davis, T. C 19 

Dawson, Levi 19 

DeBerry, Lemuel J 14, 16, 17 

Denny, Julia R 13, 14 

Dew, Ann T 7 

Dew, Arthur 6 

Dew, Elizabeth 6 

Dew, John H 4 

Dew, John 3, 4, 5 

Dew, Joseph A 4 

Dew, Joseph Arthur 5, 6 

Dew, Joseph 4 

Dew, Josephine Sarah A 4 

Dew, Judy 4 

Dew, Matthew S 4 

Dew, Nancy D 4 

Dew, Nancy 3, 5 

Dew, Sarah D 4 

Dew, William C, 4 

Dilda, Frances 11 

Dilda, Jonas 1 1 

Dixon, Henry 2 

Dixon, J., Dr 31 

Dixon, John C 18 

Dixon, Mary E 15 

Dozier, J. R 11 

Dunn, Mary 12 

Dunn, Susie, Mrs 25 

Dupree, L. B 31 

Eagles, F. L 11 

Eason, Abner 1 1 

Eastwood, James 8 

Eastwood, Patsey 8 

Ebom, Benjamin F 15 

Edwards, Asa 13 

Edwards, C. E 20 

Edwards, Elizabeth 13 

Edwards, William 15 

Ellington, James 6 

Ellsworth, Lock 24 

Emul, Aaron 12 

Emul, Elizabeth 12 

Emul, Freeman 12 

Emul, Sarah 12 

Eubanks, Mahala 15, 17 

Eubanks, Nancy 15, 17 

Eure, Celia 5 

Evans, Calvin 15 

Evans, John D 1 

Evans, John 15 

Evans, Martha 32 



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INDEX 



Evans, Morgan 1 

Evans, Widow 1 

Ewell, Joshua 12 

Ferrebee, D. W., Mrs 26 

Flaniken, William 17 

Fleming, David 16, 18 

Forbes, Alfred 8, 9, 15, 17, 32 

Forbes, Archibald 8 

Forbes, Arthur 8, 9 

Forbes, Bob 8, 32 

Forbes, James H 13 

Forbes, John Evans 32 

Forbes, Judith 8 

Forbes, Martha Evans 8 

Forbes, Robert 19 

Fomes, Mattie 29 

Foy, Ada 12 

Foy, Mary Ann 12 

Freeman, N. F 24 

Frizzle, J. J 29 

Frizzle, William R 14 

Fulcher, Dave E., Rev 29 

Fulshire, John 12 

Fulshire, William 12 

Gainer, Joseph 19 

Gainer, Samuel A 20 

Galloway, Arthur, Mrs 28 

Galloway, James 13, 17, 19 

Galloway, John 13, 15 

Gardner, Asa 18 

Gardner, John 20 

Gardner, Sylvester 13, 18 

Gardner, William 20 

Gamer, Martha, Mrs 2 

Garris, C. W., Mrs 26 

Garris, Estelle 28 

Garris, J. B 31 

Garris, Nahum 26 

Garris, Nehemiah 28 

Gaskins, Cmderella 12 

Gaskins, Francis A 12 

Gaskins, Frederick 12 

Gaskins, Harman 12 

Gaskins, Jane 12 

Gaskins, Riley 12 

Gay, Reddin 14 

Gay, William M 19 

Graves, Virginia 23 

Gray, John 14 

Griffin, J. C.,Mrs 26 

Grigg, Sue N., Mrs 1 

Grimes, Fanny 32 

Grimes, Mattie 20 

Grimes, R. J 20 

Grimes, William 16 

Grubbs, D. L., Mrs 28 



Gurganus, Henry 15,16 

Gumey, Ola 32 

Gwaltney, Susan 21 

Gwatney, Harriet Malone 32 

Haddock, F. H 19 

Haddock, Frederick 15, 16, 19, 20 

Haddock, Lonnie, Mrs 29 

Haislep, Joseph Thomas 32 

Halliman, Robert 4 

Hallum, Robert 7 

Hammond, N. M 20 

Hanrahan, Walter Scott 32 

Hardee, Bryant 14 

Hardee, Cynthia 28 

Hardee, H. S 31 

Hardee, J. A., Mrs 26 

Hardee, L. S., Mrs 27 

Hardison, W. H 30 

Hardison, W. J 30 

Harper, Billy 26 

Harper, Claudia 26 

Harper, D. S 20 

Harper, Earl 26 

Harper, Margaret 26 

Harper, Samuel Fumey 26 

Harper, Will W 19 

Harrington, A. L 31 

Harrington, Franklin 17 

Harrington, Joshua 1 

Harrington, Lewis W 19 

Harrington, Mary, Mrs 27 

Harrington, Moses 19 

Harris, C. J., Rev 28 

Harris, Jesse, Mrs 26 

Harris, Joseph E., Mrs 28 

Harris, Reuben 19 

Harris, Smith 19 

Harris, Spencer 15 

Harriss, H. B 30 

Harriss, Whitney 30 

Hart, Mae 26 

Hart, Miss 22 

Hathaway, Bill 27 

Hathaway, J. J 27 

Hatton, R. A 14 

Heam, Rufus 16 

Herritage, William, Col 2 

Highsmith, James 13, 16, 17 

Highsmith, Nancy 13, 17 

Hill, A. D 2 

Hill, Henderson 12 

Hodges, John, Capt 2 

Hodges, Josiah 18, 20 

Hodges, William 10 

Hoell, Edward 13 

Honeycutt, Beadie 29 



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Horn, Josiah R 14 

Home, Mary E 3 1 

Home, W. R 31 

House, David, Rev 3 1 

Howell, Rocksilary 6 

Hoyt,Goold 13, 14, 15, 16 

Huggins, T. L., Mrs 26 

Ipock, Ada, Mrs 27 

Ipock, Arthur 12 

Ipock, Barton 12 

Ipock, Biggs 12 

Ipock, Bryan 12 

Ipock, C. A 26 

Ipock, D. A 26 

Ipock, David 27 

Ipock, Ellis, Mrs 26 

Ipock, Emeline 12 

Ipock, Jack 27 

Ipock, John 12 

Ipock, Julia Alice 26 

Ipock, Mary 12 

Ipock, Nancy 12 

Ipock, Oliver 12 

Ipock, Sally Ann 12 

Jackson, Andrew, Gen 6 

Jackson, B. G., Mrs 29 

Jackson, Shadrach 19 

James, Delia 28 

James, Eason 15, 18, 19 

James, F. C 20 

James, F. G 30 

James, Joel 14 

Jarvis, Samuel, Col 2 

Jefferson, R. L 1 1 

Jenkins, J. C. C 14 

Jenkins, J. P. C 19 

Jenkins, James H 19 

Jenkins, John 20 

Johnson, George W 19 

Johnson, S. F 15 

Jolly, McGilbry 18 

Jones, Bessie, Mrs 27 

Jones, Bill 12 

Jones, Lewis, Mrs 29 

Jordan, Henry C 15, 18 

Joyner, A. M 31 

Joyner, Abram 15 

Joyner, Ann 18 

Joyner, Annie, Mrs 27 

Joyner, Calvin 14 

Joyner, Charles 31 

Joyner, E. B.,Rev 27 

Joyner, George, Rev 30 

Joyner, Henry 17 

Joyner, Jacob 18 

Joyner, Jason 15 



Joyner, Moses 17 

Joyner, Robert W 15 

Joyner, W. C 31 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 2, 10, 13, 

20,21,22,23,24 

Keel, J. C 14 

Kennedy, John P 18 

Kennedy, Oscar 28 

Kennedy, Simon 28 

Kennedy, W. B 28 

Kilpatrick, Frances M 14 

Kilpatrick, Sarah 14 

Kilpatrick, William 14 

King, John 14 

King, Thomas 15 

Kinsaul, Cornelius 15, 17 

Kittrell, Allen 15 

Kittrell, Ola, Mrs 27 

Koehm, Adam 21 

Koehm, Louisa 21 

Lamm, Henry 11 

Lancaster, Louis, Mrs 26 

Lang, W.M 30,31 

Langley, Lamuel H 14 

Langley, Lemuel 15 

Langley, T. P., Mrs 25 

Lanier, Marina 24 

Latham, Josephus, Rev 30 

Laughinghouse, William J 13, 15 

Laughton, James 2 

Laughton, Viola 2 

Lawlmg, Victoria 32 

Lawrence, David 17 

Leggett, Gatsey 21 

Leggett, H. L 30 

Leggett, John Gray, Mrs 28 

Letchworth, G. B 18 

Lewis, Judy Nobles 12 

Lewis, Mary E 4 

Lilley, L. A., Rev 26 

Little, 1 

Little, Churchwell 32 

Little, Edmond 32 

Little, Gaston 32 

Little, Haywood 32 

Little, James 32 

Little, Julian 32 

Little, Leslie, Mrs 28 

Little, Lewellyn 32 

Little, Lewis G 14, 15 

Little, Louise 32 

Little, Patience Ann 32 

Little, Sidney Lewellyn 32 

Little, Wiley 32 

Llewellyn, Charlotte Barfield 32 

Lloyd, J. M 20 



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INDEX 



Long, 6 

Long, Elizabeth A 17 

Long, Montgomery 17 

Long, Susanne 2 

Love, Susan J 1 

Lunn, Jesse 23 

Lunn, Joseph Robert 23 

Maddox, E., Rev 4 

Manning, Linwood, Rev 29 

Manning, W. A 18 

Manning, William A 15 

Marks, William 6 

Marsh, Samuel B 13 

Marsh, William M 13 

Mashbum, C. B., Rev 29 

Matthews, W. L., Mrs 29 

May, Benjamin 17 

May, Frances Randolph 2 

May, Jacob 19 

May, Lewis 19 

Mayo, H. B 1 1 

McArthur, William 11 

McCafferty, Tom 27 

McDonald, W. A 1 1 

McGlawhom, Jeremiah 19 

McGlawhom, Lewis 29 

McGlohom, Hattie, Mrs 28 

McGowan, Burton 19 

McKinnon, Catherine A 1 

McKinnon, Margaret 2 

McLawhom, Charlie 29 

McLawhom, Ed, Mrs 26 

McLawhom, L. L 29 

McLawhom, Lewis 29 

McLawhom, Lorenzo 29 

Miller, Sarah, Mrs 26 

Mills, Calvin 13 

Mills, Charlie H., Mrs 27 

Mills, George Robert, Mrs 29 

Mills, Henry 13, 17 

Mills, Nasby 15 

Mills, Washington 13 

Moore, Alicey 18 

Moore, Annie 25 

Moore, B. F 14 

Moore, Benjamin F 15 

Moore, C. C 14 

Moore, C. P 30 

Moore, C. W 13 

Moore, Churchill 18 

Moore, E. B 30 

Moore, Enoch 16, 19 

Moore, G. W 14, 15 

Moore, Harvey, Mrs 29 

Moore, Ichabod 14, 15 

Moore, J. R. D 11 



Moore, James C 16, 17, 20 

Moore, Lonnie 26 

Moore, Miss 1 

Moore, Thomas C 14 

Moore, W. J 25 

Moore, W. M 30 

Morris, Frank, Rev 26 

Morris, Mary, Mrs 27 

Moye, M. T 30, 31 

Mozingo, Albert 28 

Mozingo, Alice King 28 

Mozingo, Charles 28 

Mozingo, E. D 28 

Mozingo, Elbert 28 

Mozingo, Florence 28 

Mozingo, Frank 28 

Mozingo, Harvey 28 

Mozingo, Jack 28 

Mozingo, Luther 28 

Mozingo, Preston, Mrs 27 

Mozingo, Vemon 28 

Mozingo, Willie 28 

Musgrave, Anna M 22 

Musgrave, Caleb 22 

Musgrave, George A 22 

Musgrave, Herriet 2 

Musgrave, John 22 

Musgrave, Jonathan K 22 

Musgrave, Josiah 22 

Musgrave, Sally Ann 22 

Musgrave, William 22 

Nelson, Naboth 1 

Nelson, William 19 

Newman, John 1 

Newman, Penelope 1 

Nichols, Nelson 16 

Nobles, Jesse 14, 15 

Nobles, Walter B., Rev 28 

Nobles, Walter 26 

Noe, A. C. D., Rev 26 

Norris, J. W., Rev 25 

Norris, John 19 

O'Hagan, C.J 16 

Oats, John 19 

Oliver, Mary 32 

Ormond, Hardy 17 

Overton, L W 20 

Overton, Stanley 13 

Pace, S. D 5 

Parker, John 31 

Parker, Watt 11 

Parker, William 31 

Parkerson, Johnnie, Mrs 27 

Patrick, Comelius 17 

Patrick, Joel 18 

Patrick, Pumell 16 



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INDEX 



Pearce, Blount C 19 

Peay, George W 16 

Peebles, Howell 14, 18 

Peebles, John 14, 17, 18 

Pelt, Chester, Rev 28 

Perkins, J. L 30 

Perkins, Julian V 15 

Perkins, William H 15 

Perkins, William L 15 

Perry, B. F., Gov 1 

Perry, Nancy Monroe 1 

Phillips, Bermie 1 1 

Pilgreen, J. R 25 

Pilgreen, Mary Ann 25 

Pilgreen, R. M 25 

Pilgreen, T. G 25 

Pittman, R. F., Rev 26, 27 

Pollard, Benjamin 13, 14 

Pollard, Jesse H 17 

Pollard, Lawrence 13 

Pollard, Richard E 16 

Pollard, W 14 

Pollard, Willie 15, 16, 17 

Powell, Mary 23 

Prag, Isaac 19 

Prater, Polly Ann 1 

Price, Edgar 14 

Price, Henry F 14 

Pugh, Lewis B 15 

Pugh, William A 14 

Quiimerly, W. A 14 

Randolph, Richard 19 

Rasberry, John W 19 

Renard, Laura F 32 

Ricks, Edmimd 9 

Riddick, Palina, Mrs 27 

Roach, 1 

Roberson, Mollie, Mrs 26 

Roberts, J. B 25 

Rodgers, Enos 22 

Rodgers, Hannah D 22 

Rodgers, McG 20 

Rogers, Shadrach 18 

Roland, Ann 4, 6 

Rollins, D. S 27 

Rollins, Reuben 15 

Rollins, W. H 27 

Rollins, W. O., Mrs 26 

Ross, Elizabeth 29 

Ross, L 13 

Ross, Sam, Mrs 27 

Rountree, Charles 19 

Rountree, Henry M 18 

Rountree, Jesse 18 

Rucked, Dr. Charles 1 

Rutledge, Elijah 4, 6 



Ryan, James P 17 

S. B. Smgeltary 17 

Satchwell, Joseph D 10 

Satterthwaite, Zachariah 10 

Sattherthwaite, F. B 13, 17 

Sawyer, J. E 1 1 

Sewell, Benjamin, Col 2 

Shelton, Puss, Mrs 27 

Sheppard, Henry 18 

Sherrill, J. W 20 

Simons, Allen 12 

Simons, George 12 

Simons, Harvey 12 

Simpkins, Benjamin 16 

Slaughter, Adah 23 

Slaughter, Julia A 23 

Slaughter, Moses 23 

Small, J 11 

Smallwood, Charles 9 

Smallwood, Samuel 10 

Smith, Abel 31 

Smith, Abigail 1 

Smith, Ahneta, Mrs 25 

Smith, Alonza, Mrs 28 

Smith, Aimie Mae, Mrs 28 

Smith, Bryant 15, 18 

Smith, C. S 25 

Smith, Caleb 13, 15 

Smith, Charlie, Mrs 28 

Smith, Ed 11 

Smith, Hardee J 19 

Smith, Hardy J 16 

Smith, J. S 30 

Smith, James Thomas, Capt 29 

Smith, John H 31 

Smith, John, Mrs 26 

Smith, Marcellus 11 

Smith, R. W 31 

Smith, Sherrod T 18 

Smith, William H 19 

Snipes, John 22 

Solliday, Margaret 23 

Sosby, Alexander 8 

Spain, D. J 25 

Spain, William Ann L 17 

Spann, Polly 6 

Spier, Louis 30 

Spier, R.M 30 

Squires, Jane 12 

Squires, John 12 

Stancell, Wiley 14 

Stancill, Henry 14, 15, 16 

Stancill, Jesse 19 

Stancill, Mary Virginia 8 

Stancill, O. M., Mrs 27 

Stancill, William L 15 



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Stancill, Willie 13, 17, 19 

Starling, Elizabeth 32 

Staton, Archibald 32 

Staton, Arthur, Col 32 

Staton, Katherine Baker 32 

Staton, Robert 20 

Staton, Y. E 20 

Staton. Carrol 15 

Stewart, Allen 22 

Stewart, J. H., Judge 22 

Stewart, J. L., Mrs 26 

Stewart, Warren D 22 

Stocks, A. L 21 

Stocks, Abram 13 

Stocks, Ben 26 

Stocks, Elizabeth 26 

Stocks, Elva 26 

Stocks, Herman 26 

Stocks, J. H., Mrs 25 

Stocks, John 21 

Stocks, Lathan 26 

Stocks, Luther 26 

Stocks, Mary E 13 

Stocks, Nancy 13 

Stocks, Vesta, Mrs 25 

Stocks, Zeno 21 

Stokes, J. J 31 

Street, Ann 12 

Street, Duff 12 

Street, Paxton 12 

Street, Stephen E 12 

Stubbs, John 14, 18 

Sturdivant, Edward 9 

Sullivan, Em 10 

Sutton, Benjamin 17 

Sutton, James A 15 

Sutton, James 15, 17 

Sutton, John 16, 17 

Sutton, Josiah 17 

Sutton, Juanita 29 

Sutton, Livingston 15 

Sutton, Noah 17 

Swaney, John L 5 

Swepson, Martha 2 

Swethy, George 6 

Swilley, Miss 22 

Swinney, Susan 22 

Sypert, John Dew 4,6 

Sypert, Mary A 4, 6 

Sypert, Matthew William 4, 6 

Sypert, Nancy Jane 4, 6 

Sypert, Rocky L 4, 6 

Sypert, Semphonia Elizabeth 4, 6 

Sypert, William L 4 

Tarver, Benjamin 4, 5 

Tarver, Nancy 4, 5, 6 



Taylor, J. P 31 

Taylor, W. T 30 

Teel,Bynum 13,14 

Teel, William E 13, 16 

Tees, Barbara 22 

Tison, Allen 9 

Tison, Joseph 20 

Tison, Sarah 13 

Tison, Sherrod 14, 18 

Toler, Duff, Rev 26 

Tripp, Arthur 15 

Tripp, Cullen, Mrs 27 

Tripp, Emma Ruth 27 

Tripp, Ethel 27 

Tripp, Hattie 27 

Tripp, James 18 

Tripp, Pearlie 27 

Tripp, Robert Lee 27 

Tucker, Arcena 16 

Tucker, Benjamin F 15, 17, 20 

Tucker, John C 20 

Tucker, William 15 

Tugwell, J. R 1 1 

Tumage, Amos 17 

Tumage, Elias 17 

Tumage, James E 17 

Tumage, Joseph J 17 

Tumage, Mary A 17 

Tumage, Moses 15, 17 

Tumage, Travis 17 

Tuttle, Abram 21 

Tuttle, Amanda 22 

Tuttle, Benjamin 21 

Tuttle, Bertha .....22 

Tuttle, Carol Cannon 32 

Tuttle, Charles 22 

Tuttle, Ethel 22 

Tuttle, Gatsey 22 

Tuttle, Grant 22 

Tuttle, Guilford 21 

Tuttle, Joseph 22 

Tuttle, Lewis 21 

Tuttle, Lydia 22 

Tuttle, Marinda 21 

Tuttle, Martha 22 

Tuttle, Noah 21,22 

Tuttle, Rachel 22 

Tuttle, Rebecca 21 

Tuttle, Talitha 21 

Tuttle, William 21,22 

Tyre, W. L 14 

Tyre, William L 15, 16 

Tyson, GriggT 27,31 

Tyson, J. J 31 

Tyson, Joe, Mrs 28 

Tyson, John Ivy 27 



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Tyson, Martha, Mrs 27 

Tyson, Moses 14 

Vandiford, Benjamin 25 

Vandiford, David 25 

Vandiford, J. R 25 

Vandiford, Linwood Earl 25 

Vandiford, Matthew 25 

Vandiford, Ordatha Rose 25 

Venters, George W 18 

Vines, Charles L 19 

Wainright, W. E., Mrs 20 

Waldrem, Nancy 24 

Walker, Hattie, Mrs 28 

Walters, A. R 27 

Walters, E. S 27 

Ward, Gideon 17 

Ward, James 24 

Ward, Lanier 19 

Ward, Robert 15 

Warren, W. E 30 

Weatherhead, James 2 

Weatherhead, Mildred 2 

Webb, Rachel 30 

Webb, Tempie 30 

Whichard, S. C 30 

Whitehurst, W. J 20 

Whitfield, Thomas 19 

Whitford, John 12 

Whitford, Mary 12 

Whitford, Nancy 12 

Whitford, Nathan 12 

Whitford, Stephen 12 

Whitley, David Alton 28 

Whitley, Edyth R 5, 8 

Whitley, Ellis 28 

Whitley, Forrest 28 

Whitley, James Ashley 28 

Whitley, PaulE 28 

Wiggins, Thomas M 15 

Williams, Delana 22 

Williams, J. H., Mrs 25 

Williams, James Henry 25 

Williams, James 1 25 

Williams, James T 17 

Williams, Jodie 25 

Williams, John 22 

Williams, Larry, Mrs 26 

Williams, Lydia, Mrs 27 

Williams, Margaret 22 

Williams, Margery 22 

Williams, Martha 22 

Williams, Mary 22 

Williams, Matilda 22 

Williams, N. D 16 

Williams, Nancy 16, 17 

Williams, Parkison 22 



Williams, R. F. J. H 14, 16 

Williams, Robert, Dr 32 

Williams, S. G 31 

Williams, Samuel 22 

Williams, Sarah Winifred, Mrs 27 

Williams, W. R 14 

Williams, Willis H 31 

Williams. H. M 27 

Willis, Abisha 12 

Willis, Amara 12 

Willis, Asa 12 

Willis, Benjamin 12 

Willis, Elizabeth 12 

Willis, Hardy 12 

Willis, MoUie, Mrs 26 

Willis, Nancy 12 

Willis, Norman 12 

Willis, Peter 12 

Willis, Stephen 12 

Willoughby, John 16 

Wilson, Adrian 31 

Wilson, Elizabeth, Mrs 26, 28 

Wilson, J.L 31 

Wilson, J. W 26 

Wilson, Joseph 26 

Wilson, Robert 15, 19 

Wilson, W. C 26 

Wilson, W. Zeno 26 

Wilson, Willie C 26 

Winfield, J. L., Rev 30,31 

Womble, Bennett 16 

Womble, Sally 16 

Womble, Sarah 13, 17 

Womble, Will A 16 

Woolard, M. A 1 1 

Woolard, M. A., Mrs 27 

Wooten, Ephriam 19 

Wooten, Franklin 15 

Wooten, James 19 

Wooten, Nancy 8 

Wooten, Thomas 13 

Worthington, Robert 17, 19 

Wright, Benjamin C 7 

Wright, Benjamin 3, 4, 5, 7 

Wright, Byrd 4 

Wright, Ewell 6 

Wright, John 3,4 

Wright, Martha 4 

Wright, Nancy 4 

Wright, Patsey 4 

Wright, Simon 6 

Wright, Tempy 3, 4 

Wright, William 4,6 

Yellowley, Edward C 15, 17 

Youre, Celia 5 



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Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

p. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 
Officers 2007 

President Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 

Vice President William L.Cox 

6441 Boss McLawhom Road, Grifton, NC 28530-8714 
email (willia97642@earthlink.net) 

Secretary (office vacant) 

Treasurer Sue Butler 

439 W. Hanrahan Road, Grifton, NC 28530 (252-746-6064) 

Executive Board Robin Nichols 

281 1 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
email (nichoh-a@guc.com) 

Executive Board Frank D. Barrow, Sr. 

1366 Forest Acres Drive, Greenville, NC 27834-6655 (252-752-5345) 
email (fl?arrowsr@aol.com) 

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email (jnlewis@embarqmail.com) 

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Volume XIV, No. 4 



November 2007 



Jeremiah Dixon, revolutionary war pension 1 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1 859 3 

1 860 Pitt County industrial census 13 

Dyer County, tenn. Wills Noah perry, 1 858 15 

redding williams, 1 863 1 5 

Thomas olds, 1 883 16 

Jolly olds, 1883 16 

Jesse swanner, 1856 17 

Isaac wingate, 1 855 17 

Biographies 19 

silas edwards will, pitt county, 1884 27 

fleming family marriages 28 

Index 33 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION & 

QUERY FORM 

FILLERS Jack clark, colored man died, 1894 2 

Churchill perkins supported state, 1 865 12 

About James H. Dail, 1 890 12 

John Murphey (alias sugg) murderer, 1 834 12 

Dr. Charles J. o'hagan doctors debt, 1 860 18 

Death notices 26 

Anthony Van pelt, age 1 1 8 27 



Cemetery survey of pitt county, . . now ready for purchase 14 



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Jeremiah Dixon Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Jeremiah Dixon from 
National Archives. This was found on microfilm at the NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Confributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of Alabama Covington County} 

On the twenty fifth day of March A D. one thousand eight hundred thuty four personally appeard before Josiah 
JONES Judge of the County Court of the aforesaid County at a court held at Chambers — 
Jeremiah DIXON a resident of said State & County aged about Seventy years who being duly sworn according 
to law doth on his Oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by 
the Act of Congress passed June 7* 1 832 That he entered the service of the United States in the year seventeen 
hundred seventy eight 1778 Volunteered from for six Months m the State of North Carolina under Capt. Geo 
FALONER [FALCONER] Seth STAFFORD Lieutenant Was in an engagement at Brier Creek (Georgia) with 
the British — General NASH & Genl. BRYAN Commanded served out my Six Month's tour — Volunte erd a 
second time in the year seventeen hundred Eighty one (1781) for twelve Months Called Twelve months 
Volunteers under Major Reding BLOUNT and Capt. Thomas ARMSTRONG in North Carolina — Marchd 
and Joined General GREEN at the high hills of Santee in South Carolina was ranked in the Second Regiment 
of the North Carolina troops Col Archabald LITTLE major Thomas DONAHO & Anthoney SHARP Captain 
Contanental Officers of the 2d N. Carolina Regiment which I was m was in the engagement with the British at 
the Eutaw Springs m the charge agamst the British at Dorchester — Volunteerd from the Grand Army and was 
there imder the command of Col Wm WASHINGTON & Col LEE as scouters Served out my year and had a 
discharge signed by Major Thomas DONAHER & Anthoney SHARP Capt. in Salisbury North Carolina — 
I hereby relinquish every Claim what ever to a pention or annuity except the present and declare that my name 
is not on the Pention Role of any agensy in any State what ever 
Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid (Signd) Jeremiah DEXON 

The Court then propounded the following questions 

1" When & in what year were you born? 

In Pitt County State North Carolma in the year seventeen hundred sixty four ( 1 764) 

2"** Have you any record of your age &c 

Yes in My Book now in my own House 

3d Where were you living when Called in to service 

In Pitt County & N Carolina where I resided until I moved to this State in the year 1815 

4"' How were you Called in to service 

Volunteerd 

S"" State the names of some of the Regular Officers who were with the troops where you served 

Generals NASH & BRYAN also Genl GREEN Cols LEE- WASHINGTON & T ITLE DONAHO &c 



6 Did you ever receive a discharge &c 

Yes signed by Majr Tho DONAHO & Capt Anthoney SHARP— It was filed in the land Office m North 
Carolma for the piupose of drawmg land m Tennessee as a bounty for my Revolutionary services 

I am known in the County & settlement to a number who can testify as to my character for voracity and there 
belief as to services as a Soldier of the Revolution Thomas MCDANIEL Wm HAYS & Thomas KINKLIN ar 
old acquaintances and men of veracity. I don't Know now of any person or persons living whose testimony I 
can procure that knows of my services as a Soldier of the Revolutionary War 
Subscribed the day & year aforesaid (Signd) Jeremiah DEXON 



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An the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the Matter and after putting the 
interrogations prescribed by the war Separtment that the above applicant was a revolutionary Soldier and 
served as he States (Sigad) Josiah JONES Judge C. C. 



State of Alabama Covington County} 

I William T. ACREE Judge of the Court of Probate in and for said County and State, do hereby certify that the 
annexed paper was this day presented to me as the family record of Jeremiah DIXON and wife and that the 
same is in the following words and figures to wit — 

"Jeremiah DIXON & Elisabeth GOFF was married the 10'" of August 1785 and in the 8 of December 

1788 Seth P DIXON Son of the above was born 

Mary first daughter was born 4*'' of April 1790 

Elisabeth L was born 26 of May 1793 about 5 oclock in the morning 

Sophrina was born August 23 1795 on Saturday at 4 oclock in the morning 

Rufus Wiley was born 17 of November 1797 on Friday at 12 oclock at night 

Jerh was born the 5"" day of January 1801 

John Boneparte was born 10'" of May 1804" 

And I filrther certify that the book from which said record was taken is the Holy Bible, and in a careful 
mspection of the same by me appears from the title page and other dates in it, to have been printed in the year 
1791 and that said bible bears the impress of age and m my opinion is the family Bible and family record of 
Jeremiah DIXON and wife, and that the record hereunto attached is genuine. 

On testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of said Probate Court at Andalasia in said 
County of Covington on this the Sixteenth day of July A D 1 853 

Wm T. ACREE Judge of Probate 



State of Alabama Covington County} 

Be it known; that before me Asa CARTER a Justice of the Peace, duly authorized by law to administer oaths, 
in and for the County aforesaid personally appeared, Seth DIXON, Wiley DIXON, Jeremiah DIXON, 
Elizabeth DIMOND & John B. DIXON, only surviving children & heirs at law of Jeremiah DIXON, deceased, 
and made oath in due form of law that they are the identical persons named in an original certificate in their 
possession, of which (I certify) the following is a true copy, anfd which certificate is herewith surrendered. 
"Department of the Interior Claim for Military Service 

I certify that, in conformity with the law of the United States, of the 7*" June 1832, Jeremiah DIXON, deceased, 
who was a private in the Revolutionary War, was entitled to receive at the rate of Forty dollars per annum, 
from 4"" March 1 83 1 to 26*" July 1 835, when he died, and that the amount is now due, and payable to Seth 
DIXON, Wiley DIXON, Jeremiah DIXON, Elizabeth DIMOND & John B. DIXON, only surviving children 
of the said Jeremiah DIXON, dec'd. 

Given at the Department of the Interior, this 16**" day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty three 
Examined & countersigned R. MCCLELLAND Secretary of the Interior 

L P WALDO, Commissioner of Pensions" 

That they reside in Covington County Alabama and have resided there for the space of twenty years past, of 
the truth of which statements I am fully satisfied Seth DIXON 

Witness to signing Jeremiah DIXON 

John M. SILER Elizabeth (her mark) DIMOND 

E W MARTIN John B. DIXON 

Wiley DIXON 



Jack Clark, Colored Man Died, 1894 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 4, 1 894 

Jack CLARK, a very old and well known colored man of this tovra, died last Friday. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1859 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 
from February- May 1859, found on microfihn in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦J* 

[ABSTRACT] 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held at the Court House in 
Greenville on the 1^' Monday of Feby and in the 83 year of American Independence. 
Justices present: L. P. BEARDSLEY, W. L. CHERRY, S. F. JOHNSON 



Winifred E. WILSON, guardian of the minor heirs of Lewis WILSON dec'd. returns her accounts current. 

James R. THIGPEN guardian of Thomas and Kinchen EDMUNDSON returns his accounts current. 

Spiritous liquor license granted to Ashley KNOX in his store in Greenville, formerly occupied by James A. 
TISON. 

State vs. Reddick CARNEY and Augustus JAMES; JAMES found guilty and CARNEY not guilty. 

Francis M. COBB appointed guardian to the minor heirs of James L. COBB dec'd., viz: M. L. COBB, William 
COBB, Benjamin COBB, James COBB and Lucy COBB. He gives $30,000 bond with C. L. VINES, G. W. 
WOOTEN and William M. GAY as sureties. 

John HARDEE appointed administrator of the estate of Franklin HARDEE dec'd., he givmg $20,000 bond 
with Allen HARDEE and Bryan HARDEE as sureties. 

Oliver BEDDARD admr. of Sarah TISON returns his account of negro hire. 

New Justices of the Peace qualified : B. G. ALBRITTON, W. A. BERNARD, W. S. HANRAHAN, W. 
WHITEHEAD, John GALLOWAY, J. J. CHERRY, T. R. CHERRY. 

Ordered John H. LEIGH be appted. guardian ? [blurred] of George and Mary WHITFIELD, giving $10,000 
bond with Jesse STANCILL and Joseph H. BROWN as sureties. 

Elizabeth MOSELY appomted guardian of the minor heirs of Elisha MOSELY dec'd., she giving $50 bond 
with B. F. WOOTEN as surety. 

William PATE granted letters administration on estate of John B. VENTERS, he giving $3000 bond with 
Sherrod T. SMITH and Major G. PHILLIPS as sureties. 

State vs. John STOCKS, found not guilty. 

State vs. John STOCKS, found not guilty. 

Sherrod SMITH admr. of John T. KENNEDY returns account of sales. 

Spiritous liquor license granted to Edward POMEROY at the old Odd Fellows Hall for one year. 



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William P. BRYAN administrator of Jesse T. WHITFIELD returns accounts of sale. 

James C. MOORE, administrator of the estate of John SUTTON dec'd., surrenders his administration and the 
court appoints Josiah SUTTON he giving bond of $600 with Arden NICHOLS and James PARKER as 
sureties. 

James C. MOORE admr. of Joseph TISON dec'd. returns his account of sale. 

John E. MOORE guardian of the minor heu-s of Benjamin F. HARRISS returns his accounts current. 

C. L. VINES guardian of Mary and Charles V. NEWTON returns his accounts current. 

Thomas E. GASKINS guardian of the minor heirs of William GASKINS returns his accounts current. 

L. P. BEARDSLEY guardian to the minor heirs of S. W. TISON dec'd, also guardian of his own children, 
returns his account current. 

Ordered Hamby BANKS a free boy of color and child of Rebecca BANKS aged about ten years be bound to 
Jacob ELKS to learn the art and mystery of farming, bond given and indentures exchanged. 

James C. MOORE appointed admr. of the estate of Joseph TISON dec'd. he giving bond of $500 with James T. 
WILLIAMS and Josiah SUTTON as sureties. 

Henry HARRINGTON guardian of P. A. HARRINGTON returns his accounts current. 
AUen KITTRELL guardian to the minor heirs of Jonathan KITTRELL, dec'd.. 

W. M. GAY admr. of James L. COBB returns his account of sales, inventory of notes etc. and returns his 
account current as guardian of B. H. TISON. 

Benjamm M. SELBY guardian of Malissa GORHAM returns his accoxmts current. 

These men came to court and qualified as Justices of the Peace, viz: Calvin EVANS, John KING, James R. 
WARD, John A. HARRINGTON, W. J. EVANS. 

Jesse STANCILL guardian of the minor heirs of Henry A. HOPKINS returns his accounts current. 
John ADAMS and Jesse CHAPMAN return their account of sales as executors of James ADAMS. 
John W. RASBERRY admr. of Shadrack JACKSON returns his account of sale and negro hire. 
W. G. LANG guardian of the mmor heirs of Robert LANG returns his accounts current. 
Benjamin BRILEY appointed constable in Perkins District. 

Jesse NOBLES guardian of the children of Lewis B. PUGH, dec'd. viz: Mary E., Rachael F., Margaret A., 
Sarah L., and Lewis B. PUGH. He giving $100,000 bond with R. F. PUGH, William A. PUGH, F. B. 
SATTERTHWAITE, Sunon B. WILSON and Alfred MOYE as sureties. 

G. F. PARKER guardian of AUie KING returns his accounts current. 

James R. JENKINS guardian of Sarah J. E. JENKINS returns his accounts current. 

A. MILLS guardian of Louisa, Nancy and Benjamin BUCK returns his accounts current. 



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John J. CHERRY and John F. BOYD appointed administrators on the estate of John BOYD dec'd. giving 
$350,000 bond with R. WARD, C. PERLINS, James S. CLARK, B. G. ALBRITTON, G. A. DANCY and 
John GALLOWAY as sureties. 

C. PERKINS guardian and trustee of John and Roena RALSTON returns his accounts current. 

Benjamin M. SELBY guardian of MeUssa GORHAM returns his account current. He is allowed 2 V^ % on his 
receipt and 5 % on his disbursement as commission. 

These men came to court and qualified as Justices of the Peace, viz: J. L. LANGLEY, James L. WILSON, 
Robert HATTON, J. C. KEEL, W. B. EBRON, William HODGES, John BLAND, Jacob JOYNER. 

Calvin JOYNER guardian to Ann E. BRILEY returns his accounts. 

Joseph L. BALLARD appted. admr. on estate of Sarah SMITH and also Elizabeth SMITH. He gives $50.00 
bond with Calvin JOYNER and Willis BRILEY as sureties. 

Walter NEWTON guardian of Alvany PEEBLES returns his accounts current. 

Will H. SMITH renews guardian bond to minor heks of Oliver SMITH dec'd. giving $15,000 bond with John 
A. SMITH and Cannon SMITH sureties. 

Cannon SMITH renews bond as guardian of Thomas H. EDWARDS giving $1000 bond with W. H. SMITH 
and John A. SMITH as sureties. 

Sherrod TISON guardian of Margaret L. TURNAGE returns his accounts current. 

William COX and John GARDNER appted. admr. on estate of William GARDNER giving $50,000 bond with 
Jesse NOBLES, Will H. SMITH and Sylvestor COX as sureties. They return their account of sales as special 
administrators of the estate. 

F. B. SATTERTHWAITE resigns as attorney in Pitt County Court and qualifies as Justice of the Peace. 
Willie STANCILL admr. of Sarah WOMBLE returns accounts. 

S. L. CONGLETON, exctr. of James R. CONGLETON dec'd. returns account of negro hire. 

Will H. SMITH guardian to minor heirs of Oliver SMITH dec'd. returns account of negro hire. 

Abner SPEIGHT guardian to minor heirs of of R. H. ADAMS dec'd. returns his accounts current. 

Ordered Coimty Trustee shall receive 2 Va % commission on disbursements and no other compensation, except 
such specific fees as are annexed to his office. 

Barnes BLAND guardian to Susan BLAND, Elsey BLAND and Christopher BLAND returns his account 
current. 

Felix BRAXTON qualified as Justice of the Peace. 

Eason JAMES guardian of the minor heirs of Charles DAVENPORT, dec'd. returns his accounts current. 
Allen KITTRELL returns an account of money he collected as admr. of Arthur TRIPP. 
James HIGHSMITH guardian of heirs of Willie POLLARD returns his accounts current. 



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J. J. NOBLES appointed constable in Greenville District for one year. 
William FLANEKIN appointed constable in Cross Roads District for one year. 
Will of Moses BELCHER proved. 

Caleb CANNON administrator of Theophilus SLAUGHTER returns his accounts current. 

Will of Valentine S. JORDAN proved. James C. ALBRITTON recognizes his ovm handwriting saying it is a 
copy he made while he was deputy clerk of court. 

James A. MOORE arrested for contempt of Court, fined $ 1 0. 

Will of Reuben WORTHINGTON dec'd. proved by oath of William COX and Sylvestor COX, subscribing 
witnesses. 

Office of County Trustee established, Abram D. MOVE elected, he giving $20,000 bond with Charles 
ROUNTREE, Alfi-ed MOYE and Laurence ANDERSON as sureties. 

W. L. MARSH, County Solicitor, resigns and James L. MCCLANAHAN is elected in his place for four years. 

Superintendents of Common Schools for 1859 : Sidney DANIEL, W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE, Caleb 
CANNON, Willis WHICHARD, John S. DANIEL, Alfi-ed MOYE and Henry STANCILL. 

Ordered the Wardens of the Poor be requested to find a more suitable place for the Poor House and at what 
terms and if the present one can be disposed of and on what terms. 

Taxes levied for 1859: 
Pool 50cts. Land 15 cts. 
Poor 25 cts. Land 6 cts. 
School 20 cts. Land 6 cts. 

David S. FLEMING appointed admr. of John TEEL, he giving $4000 bond with Benjamin FLEMING and 
Richard TEEL as sureties. 

The Sheriff Abram COX gives in land he will sell for taxes, he read them aloud in Court, had them recorded in 
the minutes and posted a copy of them in a public part of the Court House. 

One house and lot in Greenville, Lot #19, now occupied by Henry P. BRYAN, to satisfy the taxes of James 
NELSON being $33.72 County and State taxes and $14.00 town taxes. 

One house and lot in Greenville, Lot #29, supposed to belong to Susan NOBLES or John B. JOHNSON, now 
occupied by Mrs. PEARCE, owing $5.10 County and State taxes and $7.41 town taxes. 

One house and lot in Greenville, Lot # , formerly occupied by Luke SHORT and now occupied by O. P. 

HUMBER, owing $5.41 County and State taxes. 

One house and lot in Greenville, Lot #4 1/2 , formerly occupied by Thomas GORHAM and now owned by Dr. 
EBORN, owmg tax of $ 1 8. 1 8. 

The Clerk ordered to issue notice of sale to the owners of the land and make advertisement in the Washington 
Dispatch for 6 weeks for non-resident owners. 

Division of MARSH estate: 1/6 to W. T. MARSH; 1/6 to William T. MARSH as guardian of E. S. MARSH; 
1/6 to John S. LANG [LONG??] and wife; Vz to William M. MARSH. 

Marriage contract between Frances A. LITTLE and John A. THOMAS filed by W. A. JONES subscribing 
witness. 



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Ordered $400 be appropriated for the purpose of aiding in the erection of a public bridge across Tar River at or 
near Pillsboro, the spot to be selected by Special Commissioners: P. A. ATKINSON, H. C. JORDAN, L. 
DEBERRY. 

S. F. JOHNSON appointed guardian of the minor heirs of John EVANS dec'd. giving $12,000 bond with John 
V. JOHNSON and Frank JOHNSON as sureties. 

John C. C. JENKINS appointed administrator on estate of W. J. BROWN dec'd. giving $5000 bond with C. 
CANNON and Irvin JENKINS as sureties. 

Hymerick HOOKER and Joab HEMBY appointed administrator on estate of William HEMBY dec'd. giving 
$20,000 bond with Laurence R. ANDERSON and James T. WILLIAMS as sureties. 

Benjamin F. TUCKER guardiem of William Ann SPAIN returns his accounts current. 

Benjamin F. TUCKER appointed admr. on estate of John C. TUCKER giving $200 bond with William 
TUCKER and James H. FORBES as sureties. 

James JOYNER appointed guardian to Louisa Ella PUGH daughter of L. B. PUGH dec'd. giving $20,000 
bond with R. F. BRIGHT, Henry E. JOYNER and Moses TYSON as sureties. 

John C. C. JENKINS guardian to the minor heirs of Major B. SMITH dec'd. returns account of negro hire and 
accounts current. 

Thomas B. DUPREE appointed administrator of Susannah MAY dec'd. giving $200 bond with Willis 
WILLIAMS and L. P. BEARDSLEY as sureties. 

W. A. QUINNERLY appted. constable in Bumey's District giving $4000 bond with Jesse NOBLES and 
Benjamin HAZELTON as sureties. 

Titus HART appointed admr. of Sally SMITH dec'd. giving $200 bond and making return as special 
administrator. 

James CARRA WA Y guardian to the Theo. HOLLIDA Y heirs returns his accounts current. 
Cannon SMITH guardian of Thomas H. EDWARDS returns his accounts current. 
Allen KITTRELL admr. of Arthur TRIPP returns accts. 

Will of Lewis B. PUGH dec'd. proved by Calvin COX and Theophilus SLAUGHTER subscribing witnesses. 

Henry M. ROUNTREE admr. of Jesse ROUNTREE returns account of sales and inventory of notes and 
money. 

J. L. MAY admr. of Lewis MAY returns account of sales and inventory of notes. 
John PEEBLES admr. of Howell PEEBLES returns account of sales and copy of notice to creditors. 
Sidney H. SPAIN exctr. of James F. SPAIN returns account of sales and inventory of notes. 
James SUTTON admr. of James ALLEN returns account of sales. 

Lemuel DEBERRY guardian of Joseph and Sherrod WILLIAMS returns his accounts current. 

W. L. TYRE guardian of Henry PRICE and Edgar PRICE returns his account current. Also as guardian of the 
minor heirs of Abram JOYNER dec'd. 

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Will of Shadrack ROGERS proved by Rippon WARD and John C. E. DEXON subscribing witnesses. Henry 
ROGERS is appted. admr. giving $1800 bond with C. C. MOORE and G. A. DANCY as sureties. 

Alfred MO YE guardian of Abram D. MO YE returns his accounts current. 

Hardy G. PARKER elected constable m Stancill's Disfrict for one year, he giving $4000 bond with Henry 
STANCILL and Jesse STANCE.L as sureties. 

Henrietta SIMS a free person of color aged 9 years and Ann SIMS aged 7 years be bound to William J. 
HODGES, the mother giving her consent. 

William M. COX guardian of the minor heu-s of Washington KINSAUL returns his account current and renews 
guardian bond giving $2500 bond with Asa EDWARDS and Abram COX as sureties. 

Jesse STANCILL admr. of Lanier WARD dec'd. returns accounts of sale and inventory of notes. 

Abram COX mentioned as sheriff in 1856 and Alfred MOYE was chairman of the Board of Superintendents of 
Common Schools in 1856. 

Henry HARRINGTON guardian of Nancy MOORE returns his accounts current. 

Sylvestor GARDNER overseer of the road leading from W. S. SMITH to Gardner's Ford tenders his 
resignation. Alfred GARDNER appted. overseer in his place. 

Ordered the Jailor purchase five pairs of blankets for the use of the jail. 

The present Court Room and offices were rented from Goold HOYT the present year for $180.00. 
Alley MOORE guardian of the minor heirs of C. W. MOORE returns her accounts current. 
Moses JOYNER admr. of Jesse BUTT (BRITT?) returns account of sale. 

Ordered that Henry S. CLARK, George W. JOHNSON and William B. EBORN appointed commissioners to 
superintend the repairing when necessary of the bridge across the river at Greenville and to make all confracts 
which may be necessary to keep it in repair. 

Richard EVANS guardian of the minor heirs of Richard EVANS returns his accounts current. 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and held for the County aforesaid 
at the Court House in Greenville on the T' Monday of May A. D. 1859, and in the 83 year of American 
Independence. 

James T. MCCLANAHAN qualified as Solicitor of Pitt County 

Penelope WORTHINGTON exctrx. of Reuben WORTHINGTON dec'd. returns inventory and copy of notice 
to creditors. 

John HARDEE admr. of Franklin HARDEE returns inventory of sales and copy of notice to creditors. 
Ezekiel CRISP and James WOOTEN admr. of William M. CRISP returns accounts of sales. ' 
William M. NELSON qualifies as Justice of the Peace. 

L. P. BEARDSLEY excfr. of Moses BELCHER returns accounts of sale and mventory of notes. 



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Hymerick HOOKER and Joab HEMBY admrs. of William HEMBY returns accounts of sale and inventory of 
notes. 

Joseph L. BALLARD appointed admr. of Ann Eliza BRILEY gives $20,000 bond with Willis BRILEY, 
Stephen BRILEY and Calvin JOYNER as sureties. 

John MOORE Jr. and William MOORE Jr. appted. admrs. of John MOORE dec'd. giving $60,000 bond with 
William MOORE Sr., James S. CLARK, Bryant HARDEE, John HARDEE, Allen HARDEE and Francis 
BROOKS as sureties. 

Jacob JOYNER exctr. of Aaron JOYNER returns accounts of sale. 
Robert WILSON guardian of Mary E. DIXON returns his accounts current. 

William COX and John GARDNER admr. of William GARDNER returns inventory of notes and copy of 
notice to creditors. 

Franklin JOYNER appted. admr. of estate of Josiah R. HORN dec'd. giving $6000 bond with Moses JOYNER 
and Calvin JOYNER as sureties. 

Jesse NOBLES appted. guardian to Lewis BURNEY giving $2000 bond with William BURNEY, John 
GARDNER and William COX Sr. as sureties. 

Alicy MOORE guardian of the minor heirs of Churchill C. MOORE dec'd. returns her accoimts current. 
John J. TISON guardian of the minor heirs of Howell JOYNER returns his accounts current. 
Daniel HILL guardian to Perlina DANIEL returns his accounts current. 

G. W. MOORE and B. F. MOORE exctrs. of Ichabod MOORE returns accounts of sale. 
Reddick CARNEY guardian of Thomas CARNEY returns his accounts current. 

Clayton H. TAYLOR appted. admr. of Nehemiah TAYLOR giving $500 bond with Henry W. MARTIN and 
William P. BRYANT as sureties. 

Robert WORTHINGTON admr. of R. R. HARRIS dec'd. returns inventory of notes. 

James CARRAWAY renews bond as guardian of Edward HOLLIDAY giving $6000 bond with Abram 
BAKER, McG. R. HOLLIDAY and W. H. PERKINS as sureties. 

Willie STANCILL guardian to Sarah BELL, W. H. CLARK, Robert STANCILL returns his accounts current. 

Mary Ann TEEL is of lawful age. She was issued Land WARRANT #86414, she being the minor child of 
William C ANON [CAROW??] dec'd., private in Capt. SHIPP's Company in War of 1812. 

Randolph MOORE renews bond as guardian to the minor heirs of Clifton JAMES giving $1000 bond with 
Reddick CARNEY and James A. MOORE as sureties. 

Eason JAMES admr. of Roderick CARSON returns his accounts current. 

James H. ROGERS admr. of Shade ROGERS returns his accounts current. 

Daniel HELL renews guardians bond to Paulina DANIEL giving $600 bond with Willis WHICHARD and Sol. 

H. LANGLEY as sureties. 



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Committee appted. to contract for building a Court House viz : Willie BROWN, Charles J. O'HAGAN, Henry 
SHEPPARD, G. B. SINGELTARY, Charles ROUNTREE. 

A List of Insolvent Taxes for Pitt County 



Edward HOELL granted license to sell spirituous liquors in Greenville for one year. 

Ordered the Sheriff be allowed $100 for his extra service 

Ordered the Clerk of County Court be allowed $100 for his extra service 

Ordered the Clerk of the Superior Court be allowed $40 for his extra service 

Ordered the County Solicitor be allowed $50 for his extra service 

Ordered further that the members of the Special Court be allowed $3.00 per day 

Ordered that the Jurors be allowed $2.00 per day 

Will of Benjamin DAVIS dec'd. offered for probate by Alfred MOYE and Gideon WARD subscribmg 
witnesses. 

Will of Frederick MOBLEY dated May 15, 1858 was proved in Court and Cinderella MOBLEY appted. 
Admintrx. giving $2000 bond with Thomas SHEPPARD and B. F. EBORN as sureties. 

James H. FORBES granted license to sell spirituous liquors in Greenville for one year. 

Will of Sarah FULFORD proved by Thomas O. FULFORD exctr. and James W. MAY and Peter E. HINES 
subscribing witnesses. 



Henry W. TURNER $2.4 1 

William EVERETT $2.41 

Burton HADDOCK $2.41 

John LEWIS $2.41 

William BOYCE $2.41 

D.S.BURNS $2.41 ( 

John BLANDIFORD $2.41 

Hasty VINCENT $2.41 

Lewis WHITE $2.41 

John ANDERSON $2.4 1 

Travers BAKER $2.41 

J. B.PEARCE $2.41 

J.A.PEARCE $2.41 

William BAKER $2.41 

Joel P. LEWIS $2.41 

Simon CANNON $2.41 

William MILLS $2.41 

Gray HARRIS $2.41 

William JONES $2.41 

Alfred LEGGETT $2.41 

Redding FULFORD $2.41 

Payton EVERETT $2.41 

William LEWIS $2.41 

John PARKER $2.41 
John EASTON Estate 4 Black Pole, 1 
1 Silver watch. Buggy valued at $75 

Lemuel SUMERELL $2.41 

William HARRISS $2.41 

Vincent HOLLOWAY $2.41 

Jack SMITH $2.41 



Cannot be found 



Gone away 



Gone away 



Gold watch, 

$12.19 No Such Estate be found in County 



$79.77 



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Silas FORBES granted license to sell spirituous liquors in Greenville for one year. 
James A. TISON granted license to sell spirituous liquors in Greenville for one year. 

Levi DAWSON guardian of the minor heirs of John H. TAYLOR and Richard DAWSON dec'd. returns his 
accounts current. 



Benjamm POLLARD guardian to his grandchild, the child of James DENNY, be excused from renewing his 
guardianship bond. 

Samuel BROWN, County Surveyor, tenders his bond with Sidney DANIEL and E. P. DANEL as sureties. 

Randolph MOORE guardian of the minor heirs of Clifton JAMES retxims his accoimts current. 

State vs. Benjamin SIMPKINS.... fined $14.00 for the first year and $9.00 annually for 6 years. 

Will of Elizabeth CAUSEWAY proved by William H. SMITH and Argent SMITH subscribing witnesses. 

Ordered H. GOOD, Clerk of County Court of Jasper County, Texas be empowered to take the probate of a Bill 
of Sale purporting to have been executed by Micajah T. HART to Henry S. CLARK for an interest in slaves. 

Rufus HEARN guardian to the minor heirs of Jesse CLARK resigns guardianship. Moses ROBESON appted. 
guardian he giving $1000 bond with Jesse STANCILL and Henry STANCILL as sureties. 



List of Magistrates appted. to take the List of Taxables for 1859 : 



Greenville District 
Falkland District 
Andersons District 
Cross Roads District 
Griffins District 
Bumeys District 
Clay Root District 
Tafts District 
Haddocks District 
Stancills District 
Brovras District 
Parkers District 
Perkins District 
Pactolus District 
Andrews District 



James L. PAUL 
John KING 
Sherrod TISON 
Jacob JOYNER 
John C. C. JENKINS 
Benjamin HAZELTON 
William J. HODGES 
John GALLOWAY 
Thomas CANNON 
Henry STANCILL 
Henry W. BROWN 
John A. HARRINGTON 
Johnathan C. KEEL 
James L. WILSON 
James R. WARD 



Inspectors to hold Polls of Election 1" Thursday m Aug. 1859: 

GreenviUe Willie BROWN, William A. MANNING, E. C. YELLOWLEY, J. J. DANCY, Calvin EVANS 

Falkland District Henry C. JORDAN, S. S. HARRIS, Benjamin F. WOOTEN 

Cross Roads Allen BYNUM, Thomas KING, Peter E. HINES 

Griffins Caleb CANNON, Ashley ALLEN, John W. DAWSON 

Clay Root Caleb SMITH, William O. EDWARDS, William H. CLARK 

Bumeys Spencer BROOKS, Jesse NOBLES, John P. QUINERLY 

Tafts Will J. LAUGHINGHOUSE, Will M. NELSON, James GALLOWAY 

Andrews Eason JAMES, Carrol O. STATON, Will A. WHITEHURST 

Pactolus Lewis G. LITTLE, Willis WHICHARD, David LANGLEY 

Stancills Henry STANCILL, Willie STANCILL, William COBB 

Perkins Henry GURGANUS, Will L. PERKINS, Jesse BARNHILL 

Haddocks Sylvestor COX, Cornelius KINSAUL, John C. COX 



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Letters administration on estate of John GAYLORD granted to George W. JOHNSON he giving $4000 bond 
with James S. CLARK and Fenner B. SATTERTHWAITE as sureties. 

Josiah NELSON took oath for insolvent debtor. 

J. J. CHERRY and John T. BOYD adminrs. of John BOYD dec'd. returns account of sales and negro hu-e. 

George Washington JOHNSON qualified as Justice of the Peace. 

Asa EDWARDS guardian of Elizabeth EDWARDS returns account of land rent. 

Ordered the Sheriff have suitable benches prepared for the accommodation of the jury next term of Superior 
Court. 

James L. BALLARD admr. of Sarah and Elizabeth SMITH returns his accounts current. 

John GARDNER et all Ex Parte That Dannie GWARTNEY, Mary GWARTNEY, Arcena GWARTNEY, 

Martha GWARTNEY, John STOCKS and wife Susan, Asa STOCKS and wife Louisa, Will KIRKMAN and 
wife Milly get $72.50 

Bryan GARDNER, John KIRKMAN and vnfQ Amelia, Needham LOFTIN and wife Donna Mariah get 

$22.50 

William COX and wife Sarah get $27.50 

David S. FLEMING adminr. of John TEEL dec'd. returns his accounts current. 



Churchill Perkins Supported State, 1865 

News and Observer, Wed., March 6, 1907 

Mrs. TUCKER'S Claim The bill for the relief of Florence P. TUCKER, authorizing the State treasurer to 

issue to her 4 per cent North Carolina bonds in the sum of $2,000 in full discharge of the obligation of $7, 550 
which Treasurer WORTH borrowed from C. PERKINS in 1 865 for the use of the insane asylums and for 
paying the expenses of the General Assembly, was considered. The Bill passed its third reading and was sent to 
the House. 

About James H. Dail, 1890 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 16, 1890 

A friend tells us of a remarkable man in Farmville township. It is Mr. James H. DAIL, who lives on the Capt. 
L. J. BARRETT land. Mr. DAIL is 75 years old and has been married 56 years. This year he has broken up 
thirty acres of land laid off every row himself. He is an mtelligent man and very active for his age. All his liufe 
has been spent in Pitt county and he never voted any but the Democratic ticket. He is very fluent in talking of 
old times and says he has not seen such a winter as the present one since 1834. He has a large number of 
children and grandchildren and greatly enjoys visiting them. 

John Murphey, Alias Sugg, Murderer, 1834 

Tarboro Free Press, Fri., May 9, 1834 

Arrest — John MURPHEY, alias SUGG, charged with the murder of his step mother, in the vicinity of 
Raleigh, m 1832, and for whose apprehension the Governor of the State offered a reward, has been arrested in 
Mobile, Alabama, where he will remain imprisoned until demanded by the proper authority. 



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1860 Pitt County Industrial Census 

The following is an abstract of the 1860 Pitt County Industrial Census taken from microfihn located in the NC 
Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. As a reference, the 1850 Pitt 
County Industrial Census appeared in the Quarterly in the Feb. 2003 issue. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



[ABSTRACT] 

Vincent WHITE; Harness maker, $2750 invested; during 1859-60 used 750 sides of H. Leather valued at 
$1000 and 20 sides of other leather hardware valued at $750; employed 3 workers, averaging $90 monthly cost 
in wages; producing S. harness valued at $3500 and D. harness valued at $500. 

Peter CHEEVERS; Boot Maker, $1 140 invested; during 1859-60 used 300 sides of Sole Leather valued at 
$250, 36 sides of calf skins valued at $200 and other articles valued at $100; employed 1 worker, averaging 
$30 monthly cost m wages; producmg 100 boots valued at $800 and 40 shoes valued at $380. 

Franklin BELL; Blacksmith, $1400 invested; during 1859-60 used 2 tons of sweet and other iron valued at 
$225, 8 tons of B. Coal valued at $3 1 and 2 tons of charcoal valued at $25; used one fire, employed 2 workers, 
averaging $75 monthly cost in wages; producing 15 light rods valued at $150 and 75 ploughs valued at $225. 

S. A. FIFE; Blacksmith, $1 100 invested; during 1859-60 used 3 tons of sweet iron valued at $300, and 20 tons 
of B. Coal valued at $200; used two fires, employed 4 workers, averaging $75 monthly cost in wages; 
producing 100 ploughs valued at $200, 200 horse shoes valued at $350 and other articles valued at $1000. 

W. W. HADDOCK, Coach Factory, $7000 invested; during 1859-60 used 50 tons of B. Coal valued at $350, 
500 tons of B. charcoal valued at $25, 6 tons of T. iron valued at $450, 6000 ft. of ash, hickory and other wood 
valued at $150 and other articles including leather valued at $1 150; used three fires, employed 18 workers, 
averaging $540 monthly cost in wages; producing 80 buggies valued at $10,000 and 70 sn harness valued at 
$2100. 

James GALLOWAY; Naval Stores, $1475 invested; during 1859-60 used 700 Bbls. valued at $210, 
employed 5 workers, averaging $80 monthly cost in wages; producing 400 B. dip valued at $1000 and 300 B. 
scrape valued $500. 

Bryan GRIMES; Naval Stores, $400 invested; during 1859-60 used 350 Bbls. valued at $105, employed 2 
workers, averaging $40 monthly cost in wages; producing 100 B. dip valued at $250, 100 B. scrape valued 
$100 and 150 B. tar valued $250. 

Mathew HODGES; Naval Stores, $580 invested; during 1859-60 used 500 Bbls. valued at $150, employed 2 
workers, averagmg $40 monthly cost in wages; producing 200 B. dip valued at $500, 100 B. scrape valued 
$100 and 200 B. tar valued $250. 

John A. SMITH; Naval Stores, $600 invested; during 1859-60 used 476 Bbls. valued at $142, employed 2 
workers, averaging $40 monthly cost m wages; producing 246 B. dip valued at $615 and 231 B. scrape valued 
$346. 

Jessie SUTTON; Naval Stores, $112 invested; during 1859-60 used 450 Bbls. valued at $135, employed 3 
workers, averagmg $40 monthly cost in wages; producing 150 B. dip valued at $338, 100 B. scrape valued 
$125 and 200 B. tar valued $250. 



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Jessie ADAMS; Naval Stores, $400 invested; during 1859-60 used 400 Bbls. valued at $100, employed 2 
workers, averaging $36 monthly cost in wages; producing 150 B. dip valued at $375, 150 B. scrape valued 
$295 and 100 B. tar valued $150. 

John WORTHINGTON; Naval Stores, $350 invested; during 1859-60 used 400 Bbls. valued at $100, 
employed 1 worker, averaging $18 monthly cost in wages; producing 200 B. dip valued at $500 and 200 B. 
scrape valued $200. 

Caleb SMITH; Naval Stores, $400 invested; during 1859-60 used 400 Bbls. valued at $100, employed 2 
workers, averaging $36 monthly cost in wages; producing 200 B. dip valued at $500 and 200 B. scrape valued 
$250. 

Jacob MCCOTTER; Naval Stores, $1000 invested; during 1859-60 used 800 Bbls. valued at $200, employed 
4 workers, averaging $75 monthly cost in wages; producing 400 B. dip valued at $1200 and 400 B. scrape 
valued $700. 

J. T. QUARTERMUS; Shoe Maker, $565 invested; during 1859-60 used 325 sides of Sole Leather valued at 
$125, 41 sides of calf skins valued at $140 and thread, binding, etc.valued at $125; employed 1 worker, 
averaging $30 monthly cost in wages; producing 104 pr. boots valued at $1 120. 

G. H. GRIFFIN; Coach Factory, $7000 invested; during 1859-60 used 40 pr. of springs valued at $200, 40 
axles valued at $120, and other articles including fred? valued at $7500; used three fires, employed 10 workers, 
averaging $250 monthly cost in wages; producing 35 buggies valued at $5250, 40 SH harness valued at $1000, 
4 wagons valued at $400, 1 cart valued at $240 and 10 coffins valued at $200. 

"I hereby Certify that the foregoing was made according to my oath of office and instructions received to the 
best of my Knowledge and belief B. C. PEARCE Asst. Marshal" 



Announcing the publica tion of the 

Cemetery Survey of Pitt County 

(TWO VOLUMES) 
By 

William B. KiTTRELL 

Published under the auspices of the Pitt County Historical Society, these two large volumes 
represent years of untiring work by Bill Kittrell, noted local historian and founder and past 
president of the Pitt County Family Researchers. This valuable resource is a must have for 
anyone doing genealogical research in Pitt County. 

These two volumes cost $50.00+plus $10.00 for shipping. 

Contact Bill Kittrell at (252)758-2979 or Send a check or money order to : 
Elizabeth Sparrow; 307 Queen Anne's Road, Greenville, NC 27858 (252)756-8056. 
You can go to the web site (pittcountyhistoricalsociety.com), click on Publications to see their list of 
books, and then at the bottom of the page click on Order Form, which you can print and fill out and 
send to their P.O. box with your check or mail directly to Elizabeth Sparrow at the above address. 



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Dyer County, Tennessee Wills 



Noah Perry Wm, 1858 

This will was transcribed, as written, and contributed by Natalie Huntley. 

Noah PERRY Last Will & Testament Proven & Set up 
at the March Term 1858 

State of Tennessee Dyer County 
January 13th 1858 

I, Noadi PERRY do make and publish this my Last will and Testament, hereby Revokmg and 
making null all other wills by me at any time made, first I direct that my fimeral 
expenses and all my Debts be paid as Soon after my death as posiable out of any money 
that I may die possede of or may first come into the hands my Executors. Secondly 1 
give and bequeath to my wife Milly PERRY three hundred and one half acres of Land 

including my house and improvements the Same I also give and bequeath to my wife 

the following negro property first a negro man Jorden woman Marina & Emiling. Boys 
Jenis (Denis?) & Lock. During her life and at Death of my wife to be Sold and E aque lly 
Divided between my children. 

Thirdly it is my will that my Seven youngest children, towit Simon, Margaret, Marlm, 
John, Adlme, Franklin and Buckhannan be Educated out of any money that Shall come into 

Ed ? fi"ee of Charge to them Say So fare as a Common English Education. 

Fourthly Sons James H., Noah T., Simon S., Jno. A., Franklin D (P?) and Buckhannan the 
Remainder of my lands Say Seven hundred acres which is worth ten Dollars per acre to be 
equally Divided between them. 

Fifthly the Remainder of my negros to be hyerd out During my wifes life time, at Wish 
time theay Shall be Divided amongst Children Daughters to wit Louisa Ann Harris?, Milla 
Jane Stallings, Elizabeth Stallings, Sarrah Francis, Margaret Louisa, Marcela and Adlad 
Shall have five hundred Dollars Each. The Said negro property, more then my Sons. The 
children of my Daughter Mary E. Riddick not encluded having given her During her life 
all the property that I designed for her. 

Sixly the Remander of my property Specified when to be Sold and the p rosee ds after 

paymg my Debts to be E quely Divided amongst my Children. Lastly I do herby nominate & 

appoint John F. SINCLAIR and James H. PERRY my Executors. 

In witness whereof I do to this my will Set my hand & Seal, date above. 

Witnesses: Noah PERRY 

R. L. HINTON 

L. P. STALLINGS 



Redding Williams Will, 1863 

This will was transcribed, as written, and contributed by Natalie Himtley. 

Last Will & Testament of Redding WILLIAMS Dec'd 

Proven and Set up at the Feby & March Terms 1864 of Dyer County 

I Redding WILLIAMS do make and publish this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making void 
all other wills by me at any tune made. 

Fu-st - 1 direct that my Funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any 
monies I may die possessed of or that may first come into the hands of my executor. 



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Secondly. I direct that at my death my heirs Maneza MOORE, Drusilla BETTIS, Nancy LEGGETT, Celia 
WILLIAMS, James WILLIAMS, Mary VANDERGRIFF, Emily WILLIAMS, and my grand Son JOSEPH T. 
REDDICK Select Five disi nterste d persons to value ray Tract of Land containing Seventy five acres, and that 
my Son-in-law G. W. BETTIS take the land at whatever it may be valued at paying to each of the above 
mentioned heirs their proportionate part of the money the land may be valued at. At the expiration of two years 
after my death. 

I give and bequeath to Celia WILLIAMS, Jas WILLL^MS, Emily WILLIAMS, One Bed and furniture, my 
other heirs all having had the same. 

I also give and bequeath to Celia, and Emily WILLIAMS our Cow and calf Two Hundred and fifty pounds of 
Pork and Five Barrells of Com each. And my present crop of cotton, I give and bequeath to Amanda 
WILLIAMS wife of Calvin WILLIAMS Dec'd Five Dollars her husband Calvin WILLIAMS having abeady 
had his proportional share of my property. I give and bequeath to Walter WILLIAMS Son of Calvin and 
Amanda WILLIAMS Five Dollars. 

And whatever balance is remaining after paying my debts to be equally divided between Maneza MOORE, 
Drusilla BETTES, Nancy LEGGET, Celia WILLIAMS, Jas WILLIAMS, Mary VANDERGRIFF and Emily 
WILLIAMS, and Joseph T. REDDICK, Son of Delphia REDDICK Dec'd, I do hereby nominate and appoint 
my son-in-law G. W. BETTIS my Executor to this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I do to this 
ray last will set my hand and seal This Dec 19th 1863. 

Witnesses: Redding WILLIAMS 

J. A. NUNN 
J. B. PARKER 



Thomas Olds Will, 1883 

This will was transcribed, as written, and contributed by Natalie Huntley. 

Last Will & Testament of THOMAS OLDS dec'd 
Probated Oct. Term 1 878 Recorded Dec.12/78 
ZACH WATKINS Clk. 

I Thomas OLDS do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all 
others by me at any time made. 

Item first: I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible. 
Item second: I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth OLDS all of my personal property of any and every 
kind after she using a sufficient amount as she thinks best to pay the debts above specified in item first - 
Item third; I also give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth OLDS all of the real estate that I may die seized and 
possessed of, to have for her own use and benefit during her lifetime, my object is to have no sale. 
Given under my hand and seal this 15 day of Sept. 1877 

Witnesses: Thomas OLDS (Seal) 

J. H.NUNN 
J. F. PERRY 



Jolly Olds Will, 1883 

This will was transcribed, as written, and contributed by Natalie Huntley. 

Last Will & testament of Jolly OLDS, deceased. 
Probated March Term /83 Recorded March 8th /83 
Zach WATKINS Clk. 

I, Jolly OLDS being of sound mind but in bad heath declare this to be my last will and testament that is to say. 
Fn-st - 1 give to ray son William ray young horse Bob - and to ray Daughter Amanda my bay horse named 
Telden and to David ALBRITTON ray clay bank mare - All ray other personal property I give to my children 
Amanda and William. 



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I give and bequeath to my Son William OLDS thirty three 1/3 acres of land of the south end of the one hundred 
acre tract of land upon which I reside. 

I give and bequeath to my Daughter Amanda thirty three 1/3 acres of land adjoining and lying north of the tract 
devised to my son William including my residence - 

I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren Arbella, Edwin, Engine & Wm. Hodge ALBRITTON thirty three 1/3 
acres of land north of and adjoining the tract of land devised by me to my Daughter Amanda I direct the thirty 
acres of land upon which Mr. TARPLY now lives, bounded on the South by the lands of Thos. OLDS heirs on 

the East by David BELL North by Mrs. STALCUP and west by the tract of land upon which I reside it 

the tract of land deeded to me by Thos. OLDS to be sold by my Executor for one third cash and the balance on 
a credit of one and two years note with good security to be given for the purchase money and that my debts be 
paid with the proceeds of the sale, and if there is a balance left I du-ect that it be divided between my children 
Amanda and William OLDS. 
Witness my hand this Jany 24th 1883 
Witnesses: 
J. F. PERRY 
J. P. TARPLY 



Will of Jesse Swanner, 1856 

This will was transcribed, as written, and contributed by Natalie Himtley. 

Jessee SWANNER Last Will & Testament 
Proven and set at the October Term 1 856 

It is my will in case of death of this spell of illness that my beloved wife Louiia SWANNER have during her 
life or widowhood all of my personal & real estate except four pork hogs she has & is entitled to full & entire 
possession of my farm & houses and all appurtenances there unto with all my stock including horses cattle, & 
stock hogs except the Four Hogs already described to use for her benefit & the benefit of her youngest 
Daughter Avenella so long as she remains single & lives with her mother. 

Should my beloved wife neglect to keep my property together & seem to be prodigal & wasting the same there 
& in that case I want my property with personal & real equeally divided between my children, my wife 
retaining a childs part & in case she should take care of my property confided to her care during her life time at 
her desease. I want all my property equeally divided among my children to wit: Jesse G. SWANNER, James 
W. SWANNER, Louis F. SWANNER, Louvenia J. SWANNER, Avinella SWANNER my lawful heirs &c. 
In testimony of all the foregoing I hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this the 22nd of Jany. 1 856. 
Wimesses: Jesse SWANNER (Seal) 

J. B. POWELL 
T. S. SINGLETON 



Will of Isaac Wingate, 1855 

This will was transcribed, as written, and contributed by Natalie Huntley. 

Isaac WINGATE Last Will & Testament 
Proven and Set up 3rd September 1855 
State of Tennessee, Dyer County 

I, Isaac WINGATE do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void 
all other wills by me at any time made. 

First; I desire that my funeral expenses and all of my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out 
of any moneys fhat I may die possessed of, or may first come into the hands of my executor. 
2nd I give and bequeath to my son Frederick WINGATE my Dapple Grey Filley three years old past together 
with bridle saddle and martingales. 



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3rd I wish all of my perishable and personal estate to be sold and applied as follows and schooling of my three 
youngest daughters Elenor B. WINGATE Susan E. WINGATE, and Mary F. WmGATE and 2nd I wish the 
balance of the proceeds of said perishable & personal estate to be equally divided between all my Children 
(Viz) Nancy C. WINGATE, Frederick WINGATE Sarah A. E. WINGATE Elmor B. WINGATE Susan E. 
WINGATE, and Mary F. WINGATE when said Mary F. WINGATE comes of age to transact for herself 
4th I wish my real estate to be cultivated by my children for all of their benefit equally imtil my youngest child 
come of Lawful age and then to be equally divided between all of my children or lawfull heirs, and lastly I do 
hereby nominate and appoint Asa GRIFFIN my executor to execute this my last will and testament. Lq witness 
whereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal this 21st day of August 1855. 
Witnesses: ISAAC WINGATE (Seal) 

Martin HAIO^IN 
William BENTHALL 



Dr. Charles J. O'Hagan Doctors Debt, 1860 

Weekly Standard, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 3, 1870 

Mr. Editor. — In your issue of the 19* ult., in an editorial paragraph headed "AH the Honesty," you make a 
most wanton and unjust attack on my private character. The paragraph in question states that "Dr. Chas. J. 
O'HAGAN, Conservative candidate for Congress in the 2°'^ District, some time ago borrowed money from one 
Theophilus BLAND guardian of a limatic, for the purpose of completing the education of a medical student. 
By taking advantage of a legal technicality, to-wit: that the name of the oblige was mserted after the signing of 
the deed, he gets cklear of paymg the debt, and the loss falls heavilky on a poor lunatic." I pronovmce the above 
statement untrue. 

Now the facts. In the early part of the year 1860, Dr. Titus HART, at this time a practicing physician of 
Trenton, Jones coimty, N. C, then a "second course" medical student in the city of New York, wrote home to 
his friends in Pitt coimty, to assist hium in paying for his tickets, and obtaining his diploma. Eight of them 
responded to the call, viz: B. G. ALBRITTON, J. J. CHERRY, G. A. DANCY, J. J. PARKER, W. W. 
HADDOCK, T. E. NELSON, G. A. COX and C. J. O'HAGAN. We signed a note with him for three hundred 
dollars. He got the money, but I never knew from whom, till suit was instituted against me in 1867, for the 
payment of the debt. At that time I proposed a compromise to BLAND. I offered him a note for $125 and $25 
in money, as my part of the debt. He admitted the note to be good; but declined my proposition. It was renewed 
time and time again, and as often rejected. In the meantime, G. W. COX, who had also offered to pay $100 of 
the debt, discovered, on examination, rthat the note had been tampered with, and the word "guardian" 
interlined, thereby changing it from a simple to a compound interest bearing note. As BLAND refused to 
compromise, and threw himself on his legal rights, we abided the issue, which was, as might have been 
expected; but at no time, either during the litigation of the case, nor since the decision by the Supreme Court, 
have I refused to pay my share of the debt. 

The principal of the note is still living. He got the entire benefit of the money. Five of the sureties besides 
myself are still living and all except one equally or better able than myself to pay his share of the debt. Why, 
then, saddle me with all the responsibility. Why attach the stigma of dishonor to my name? I am a poor man, 
and live by my labor. I never compromised a debt of my own, but discharged them all, principal and interest, to 
the last farthing. I returned from Appomattox Courthouse in 1865, without a cent, and have been hard at work 
ever since to pay the debts of my friends and support my family. And no man until now, has dared to cast a 
shadow of suspicion against my integrity. You have now the facts before you, and I demand that you withdraw 
the charges of dishonesty against me. I am, sir, your most obedient servant, 

CHAS. JAS. O'HAGAN 

Statement of Lewis MILLIARD, Attorney 

I was the attorney for Dr. C. J. O'HAGAN and G. W. COX in the suit BLAND, guardian, &c., referred to in 
the Standard paper of IP* inst., and am cognizant of all other facts relating thereto. The facts as stated by Dr. 
O'HAGAN in the above communication, so far as they relate to the alteration or interlineations of the 
"bond" — ^the offers of compromises — ^the condition of the signers of the bond or supposed bond, &c., are 
correctly set forth. I have known Dr. O'HAGAN ultimately since the year 1 859, and while I admit thart 
politically, he is an exfremist, yet in every other respect, he is a high-toned, honorable and kind hearted 
gentleman, and none stands higher socially or professionally. Your Friend, LEWIS HILLIARD 



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Biographies 



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James SIMPKINS 

From Goodspeed's History of Cheatham County, TN, 1887 

James SIMPKINS was bom in Tennessee November 20, 1826, and is a son of Joseph SIMPKINS, who was a 
native of North Carolina, bom m 1787 and immigrated to Tennessee with his father in 1799. The mother's 
maiden name was Mahala MOORE. She was bom in South Carolina in 1800 and came to Tennessee with her 
uncle in 1813. Here she died in 1872. The father's death occurred in 1870. James, our subject, was married in 
1846 to Miss Elizabeth NEIGHBORS, bom August 15, 1826, daughter of Warren and Nancy (SOUTH) 
NEIGHBORS, bom in South Carolma in 1789 and 1798, and died in Tennessee m 1875 and 1859, 
respectively. To Mr. and Mrs. SIMPKINS have been bom ten children, whose names are Joseph L, Sarah A., 
Martha J., James I., Emily E., John W., Nannie J., Williamson, Frank and Burton. Our subject is of English 
descent and was reared on a farm. In 1856 he moved to the farm where he now lives. It lies in the Marrow 
Bone Valley and forms a portion of the best land in Cheatham County. He is essentially a self-made man and 
has acquired the greater portion of his education by his o\m exertions,and is one of the leading citizens of the 
county. Knowing the advantages to be derived from a good education he has taken pains to educate his 
children. He and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and he is a Democrat in politics. 

A. R. BIGGS 

From Goodspeed's History of Dyer County, TN, 1887 

A. R. BIGGS is a prominent citizen and farmer of the First District of Dyer County; was bom in North 
Carolina in 1 842, and was one of a family of five children, three of them living. His parents were W. W. and 
Matilda BIGGS. His father was bora in North Carolina, September 8, 1817; was married and remained ui his 
native county until 1 846; then removed to Dyer County; he was a farmer by occupation and died in 1 883. He 
had been sheriff in his county in North Carolina, for many years before leaving there. His mother was a native 
of North Carolina, and was bom about 1818, and now lives at the old homestead in Crockett County, which 
was formerly a part of Dyer County. Our subject received his education in Friendship, Tenn., and in 1870 
married Miss Susie, daughter of Thomas W. JONES. She was bom in Gibson Coimty in 1851. They have four 
children: Mark E., Willie R., Thomas J. and Lucy E. In 1874, Mr. BIGGS located on the farm where he now 
resides, it being then heavily timbered. He owns 362 acres of fine land well improved. He enlisted May, 1861, 
in Company B, Twelfth Tennessee Infantry, under Col. Russell and Capt. Marion Walker. He was in the battles 
of Belmont and Shiloh, and was severely wounded in the left arm. At the close of the war he went into the 
mercantile business at Friendship, but in 1874 commenced farming; is a Democrat and a member of the 
Masonic fraternity. Mrs. BIGGS is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. 

J. S. EASON 

From Goodspeed's History of Dyer County, TN, 1887 

J. S. EASON, one of the citizens of the First District of Dyer County, is a farmer by occupation, and was bom 
in Weakley County in 1836, and is one of a family of thirteen children, four of whom are living: Abner, a 
carpenter by frade, but now in Califomia, where he owns a vineyard, was formerly a resident of Crockett 
County; Rachael, wife of Jasper SORREL, a farmer, residing four miles southeast of Dyersburg; Elizabeth, 
wife of Foster AGEE, a farmer living in Crockett County; Thomas EASON, the oldest brother, was second 
lieutenant in Wright's brigade of the Confederate Army, and was killed in battle at Atlanta, Ga. They were the 
children of Thomas and Ann M. EASON. The father was bom in North Carolina in 1798; was married there 
and moved to Weakley County, Tenn., about 1838, and lived in Stewart, Henry and Dyer Comities, and then 
moved to Woodruff County, Ark., where he died in 1872. He was a farmer by occupation, and was married 
three times, J. S. EASON, our subject, being one of the children by his second wife. His mother was bom in 
Greenville, N.C., in 1809; died in 1849. Mr. EASON was reared and educated at home. In 1861 he married 
Miss S. J., daughter of James and Millie ASPROG. Mrs. EASON was bom in Gibson County, March, 1839. 
By this union there are seven children living: James T., John A., Joseph H., William, George, M. M. and Lula 
L. In the fall of 1865 Mr. EASON located at his present home, a valuable farm of 259 acres on the Dyersburg 



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& Trenton road, thirteen miles from Dyersburg. Mr. EASON is a self-made man. He has given his children 
good educational advantages. He is a Democrat, casting his first vote for Andrew Johnson for governor of 
Tennessee. He is also a Mason, and his wife and himself are members of the Baptist Church. 

B. MOORE 

From Goodspeed's History of Crockett County, TN, 1886 

B. MOORE, M. D., was bom in Haywood County, August 19, 1856, one of six children bom to Alfred and 
Mrs. MOORE. The former was bom in Pitt County, N.C. December 6, 1811, and in 1835 (after his marriage) 
came to Haywood County, Tenn., where he still resides. He was twice married, the first time to Elizabeth 
WALLACE, who bore him four children. He was a farmer, and was magistrate for his district for twenty years. 
His second wife's maiden name was SMITH. She was bom in Williamson County about 1 83 1 . Our subject was 
educated at Brownsville, and after completing his education, entered the office of Drs. W. B. & J. A. MOORE 
(his brothers), and began studying medicine. He remained with them two years, and then took two courses of 
lectures at the St. Louis Medical College, graduating in 1881. He practiced three years in Haywood County, 
and in Febmary, 1883, located at Maury City, where he has since controlled an extensive practice. He is a 
general practitioner and surgeon, and has been quite successful in his calling. He is a Mason and a member of 
the Missionary Baptist Church. 

Columbus F. DIXON 

From Goodspeed's History of Wayne County, TN, 1886 

Columbus F. DDCON, was bom in Wayne County, Tenn., in 1828, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (BOYD) 
DKON, who were bom in North Carolina, and came to Tennessee with their parents when quite young. The 
father was a farmer and distiller, and was very prosperous, supportmg a family of seventeen children. His wife 
died November 23, 1863, and he took for his second wife Mary FOSTER, who was the mother of five of the 
children. Mr. Dixon died in Wayne Coimty July 16, 1877. When twenty- four years old our subject married 
Sarah A. SPRINGER, who was bom in Tennessee, in 1836, and a daughter of Jonas and Annie SPRINGER, 
and twelve children have blessed their union: Jonas S., Elizabeth A. (deceased), Mary J., Andrew J. (deceased), 
James M. (deceased),Robert M. (deceased), William F., Amanda P., and Ella (deceased). Mr. DIXON owns 
369 acres of land, on which he has lived thirty-seven years; 150 acres are well improved and well tilled, 
besides this, he owns two other tracts of land consisting of 1 1 8 and 454 acres, respectively. He has filled the 
office of constable, and is a man who has lived an exemplary life. He and wife are members of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, and he is a stanch Republican, and sided with the Union cause during the late war. 

Otis W. SCARBOROUGH 

From Goodspeed' s History of Jackson County, Arkansas , 1889 

Otis W. SCARBOROUGH is one of the leading attorneys of Jackson Coimty, and has been established in 
business in Newport since 1884. He was bom in Kosciusko, Attala County, Miss., on the 24th day of 
December, 1849, and is a son of Isaac and Lucy G. (HARRISON) SCARBOROUGH, being the eldest of their 
five living children: Otis W., Othello C, a physician; Isaac W., also a physician; Fenton G., wife of Wade 
FLETCHER, and Lucy L.; seven children are deceased. The grandfather, John SCARBOROUGH, was bom in 
North Carolina, but was of Welsh extraction, his father having been bom in Wales, but removed to the New 
World, owing to some difficulty he had with the Crown. He settled in North Carolina, where he died, after 
having taken an active part in the Revolutionary War, his son John being also a participant in that war. They 
were both planters by occupation. Isaac S SCARBOROUGH was bom in Edgecombe County, N. C, and his 
wife in Madison County, Va. He was a lawyer by profession, and after his removal to Mississippi, about the 
year 1 828, was admitted to the bar at Kosciusko, and there he has since made his home, bemg a prominent 
member of the legal fratemity in Attala County. He served as Judge of the county and cu-cuit courts for about 
ten years, and now, although in his seventy-fourth years, he shows few indications of decay, either mentally or 
physically. Otis W. Scarborough acquired an excellent education m the high school at Kosciusko, but, not 
being satisfied with the learning there acquired, he entered Davidson College, Mecklenburg County, N. C, in 
1868, becoming a member of the sophomore class, and from this institution he was graduated as an A. B., in 
June, 1871. Having determined to follow the profession to which his father was devoting his time, he entered 
the law department of the University of St. Louis, in the month of October, 1883, and graduated m May, 1885, 
being admitted to the bar in Kosciusko, in August, of the same year. He practiced his profession in his native 
town until December, 1884, when he came to Newport, and the following year began the practice of law. He 



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isan able practitioner, and his influence is felt when he takes the stand, for he is a fluent and eloquent speaker, 
and is always the thorough master of the subject which he handles. He was married on the 24th of December, 
1878, to Miss Cynthia E. RIMMER, by whom he has one child, James I. He and wife are members of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a member of the I. O. O. F., belonging to the Encampment. 

J. H. WILLIAMS 

From Goodspeed's History of Wilson County, TN, 1886 

J. H. WILLIAMS is a native of Wilson County, Tenn., bom March 6, 1841, son of J. H. and Margaret 
(CASON) WILLIAMS, bom in North Carolina in 1794 and 1802, respectively. The father came to Tennessee 
when about twenty years of age, and was married some three years later. He soon purchased a small tract of 
land, and at the time of his death had acquired 2,000 acres of valuable laud. He died April 13, 1862. The 
mother yet resides in the old home place. Our subject was educated at Cold Spring Academy, and June 10, 
1862, was married to Miss S. C. OWEN, daughter of Daniel and Mary (ROBERTSON) OWEN. Mrs. Williams 
was bom in Wilson County, Tenn., June 29, 1844, and has home her husband nine children: Bettie, R. B., 
Mahala C, Mattie M., William H.,. J. H., Margaret I., Alex and Earnest. In 1862 Mr. WiUiams purchased 200 
acres of his father's estate, and is very comfortably situated. After the war he met with some financial 
embarrassments, but by his industry and business ability has overcome these difficulties. In 1882 he was 
elected magistrate, and still holds the office. He is a Democrat and belongs to the Masons and I. O. O. F. He 
and wife are members of the Baptist Church. In 1861 he enlisted in Company I, Eighteenth Tennessee Infantry, 
and was in the battles of Fort Donelson (where he was wounded and disabled for six months) and 
Chickamauga. He was in cavahy service, and was engaged in numerous cavalry fights. He returned home m 
May, 1865. 

H.L.W.inLL 

From Goodspeed's History of Warren County, TN, 1887 

Hon. H. L. W. HILL, one of the most prominent and enterprising citizens of Warren County, now living in the 
Sixth District, was bom March 1, 1810; son of Henry J. A. and Susannah (SWALES) HILL. The father was of 
English-Irish descent, bom in Edgecombe County, N. C, February 7, 1774, and died in Warren County, Tenn., 
August 1, 1825, from the result of an amputation of a limb that was injured in childhood. He moved to Georgia 
in 1800, and two years later came to what was then White County. A few years later he was a member of the 
Legislature and voted for the act separating Warren County fi-om White County. While living in Georgia he 
was a member of the Baptist Church, but after moving to Tennessee he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
The mother of our subject was bom in St. Mary County, Md., December 31, 1767. She was also a member of 
the Baptist Church while in Georgiei, but jomed the Methodist Episcopal Church after coming to Tennessee. 
Her marriage resulted in the birth of seven children, of whom our subject is the youngest. He was bom and has 
lived ever since where he now resides. After his father's death he continued to still live with his widowed 
mother till her death in 1846. He received his mdimentary education in the schools of the neighborhood, 
afterward taking a thorough course under Dr. F. H. Gordon and James B. Moore, at Porter's Hill, Tenn. After 
that he studied under Dr. Lawrence, at Carroll Academy, McMirmville, and then at Cumberland College, 
Nashville, of which Dr. Phillip Lindsley was president. After leaving Nashville he retumed to McMinnville 
and taught school at Carroll Academy five months; then retumed home and began farming and cultivating fine 
fioiits, and distilling fine fi^it brandies for medicinal purposes, which pursuits he continues to the present time. 
He began life with very little, but now owns considerable property. He has some very good farm lands in the 
valleys of Collins River and Hills Creek, some of which and some rich north mountain sides are in orchards, 
mamly apple. He also owns a considerable tract of mountain land, valuable for its deposits of iron ore, stone 
coal, timber and wild meadow and grazing grasses. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1837, 
and re-elected in 1839 and 1841. He was elected to the Lower House of the XXX Congress in 1847, and 
represented the people in the State Constitutional Convention, in 1870. May 14, 1840, he married Miss 
Virginia A. DEARING, who was bom July 3, 1823, and who is the daughter of Col. W. L S. and Mary T. 
DEARING. This union resulted in the birth of ten children. Those living are Bertha bom June 18, 1842; Virgil, 
bom March 2, 1851; Susan, bom April 19, 1853; Franklin, bom July 20, 1855; Eliza, bom January 23, 1858; 
Athelia, bora December 29, 1859; Octa, bom March 7, 1862; Mary D., bom September 28, 1866. Two 
children, Dearing and Livingston, are dead. Col. Hill is a Democrat; has constantly maintained a first-rate 
character as a moral and most excellent citizen. He has never professed religion, been a member of any church 
or secret society. He firmly believes in the existence of an omnipotent, eternal living God and he hopes for 
immortality. 



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E. H. WILLIAMS 

From Goodspeed's History of Warren County, TN, 1887 

E. H. WILLIAMS, a prominent farmer of Warren County, was bom in Onslow County, N. C, February 28, 
1836, the third of a family of seven, bom to N. W. and E. N. (COX) WILLL\MS. The parents were married in 
1830 in North Carolina, and in 1837 came to Tennessee, where the father engaged in fanning until 1851, when 
he established a mercantile store at Tullahoma. Soon after his location m that town he was appointed 
postmaster and held that position until his death in 1853. He was of English descent, his wife of hish. The 
subject of this sketch was reared on a farm and at an early age chose as his occupation, the carpenter trade. He 
worked at this trade until 1853 when he tumed his attention to farming and has farmed very successfully until 
the present time. He has in connection with farming traded in stock very extensively and m 1883 and 1884 sold 
goods in Viola. April 29, 1861, Mr. Williams' marriage with Fannie CUNNINGHAM was solemnized, and to 
this union one child was bom, W. E., bom July 14, 1865. Mrs. Williams died in 1867. January 15, 1874, Mr. 
Williams married Janie ALBRJTTON, of Snowhill, Ala. This union resulted in the birth of two children: 
Charley, bom Febmary 14, 1876, and Frank, bom March 29, 1878. Mrs. Williams was a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church South, and died March 18, 1880. Mr. Williams married Nannie M. FINCH, of 
Warren County, January 8, 1883, and to them one child has been bom, Alice, bom September 8, 1884. Mr. 
and Mrs. Williams are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he is a Democrat in politics. In 
1876, Mr. Williams was elected justice of the peace and has held that office to the present time. 

D. M. TULL 

From Goodspeed's History of Chester County, TN, 1886 

D. M. TULL, farmer of District No. 6, and the son of John and Jane A. (BUSICK) TULL, was bom in what is 
now Chester County, in 1851. The father was bom in North Carolina in 1806, and was of Irish extraction. He 
was reared at home, received a good English education, served in the Creek war, and came to this county with 
his parents, March, 1842. He was a mechanic and died in 1885. The mother was bom m North Carolina, in 
1815, and was of Anglo-Irish, Welsh and Italian extraction. She died in 1878. Both parents were worthy 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Nicholas TULL, grandfather of our subject, was also a 
native of North Carolina. He removed to Davidson County, Tenn., at a very early day and from there to this 
county in 1823. He died in 1881. Our subject was bom on the farm where he is now living, and received his 
education at the common schools and at the Henderson and Mifflin Academies. Januziry 1 8, 1877, he married 
Mrs. Mattie CROOK, a native of McNairy County, Tenn., bom in 1853, and the daughter of Thomas 
ROBINSON. To our subject and wife were bom five children: Emest, Alice, Thomas, Inez and Guy. Mr. Tull 
owns 130 acres of good land in the home place, 100 acres in another tract and also has property in Henderson. 
He is an ardent Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for H. Greeley. He is a member of the Masonic 
fratemity. 

Martin MOORE 

From Goodspeed's History of Hardeman County, TN, 1886 

Martin MOORE, a prominent farmer of the Fourth District, was bom April 11, 1819, in Pitt County, N.C., in 
which State his pzirents were bom, raised and married. His father, William MOORE, while a resident of his 
native State, was a magistrate for a number of years, and a constable until he was forced to sell the household 
goods of a family. He was of so kind and sympathetic a disposition that he resigned rather than perform such 
duties. He married Miss Frances FORREST, of English origin, by whom he had five sons and three daughters. 
In 1835 he moved his family to Tennessee, locating in the westem district, Haywood County. He was a 
prosperous farmer and Jeffersonian Democrat. His death occurred in 1836, and his wife's in 1873. Both were 
Christian people, tme and honorable, but never united with any church. The grandfather Forrest was a faithful 
soldier of the Revolutionary war. Our subject was raised on a farm; his educational advantages were inferior, 
but by his own efforts and application he has acquired an extensive amount of practical information. At the age 
of fourteen he began life for himself. After working as a laborer for ten years, he engaged in agriculture on his 
own responsibility. By hard work, economy and good management he has prospered to such an extent that he 
now owns 1,700 acres of land. He belongs to no church, but is liberal to all denominations, charitable 
institutions, and all who are in distress. For forty-three years he has made his home in Hardeman County, 
where he is well known as a worthy, honest man. He is a staunch Democrat. In 1841 he married Miss Martha 

E. SAMMONS, who was bom January 20, 1822. Their union resulted in the birth of twelve children, five of 



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whom live. The oldest son, Geo. W.. was wounded at Perryville, Ky., from the effects of which he died in 
prison. Benjamin F. was a professor in the Medical College, at Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. Moore was an earnest 
member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Her death occurred in 1864. In 1868 Mr. Moore wedded Mrs. 
Elizabeth E. BROGDEN, by whom he had one son, deceased. Mrs. Moore is a Cumberland Presbyterian. 

Joseph B. MOORE 

From Goodspeed's History of Haywood County, TN, 1887 

Joseph B. MOORE, farmer of the Second District, was bom in Haywood Coimty, June 8, 1837, and is the son 
of John B. MOORE, who was bom in 1837, in North Carolina, near New Beme, and came to Tennessee in 
1832, being one of the early settlers of Haywood County, where he died in 1841. Our subject's mother was 
Martha E. (JONES) MOORE, bom November 12, 1812, near New Beme, N. C, and died May 15, 1886, at the 
residence of our subject. Joseph B. MOORE was the fourth child of eight children, and is now the only 
member of the family living, he is of English and Irish extraction, and was raised on a farm. As his father died 
when he was quite young he had the responsibility of the family and took care of his mother until she died. He 
has met with fine success in farming. On November 28, 1880, he married Mattie L., daughter of J. W. and 
Sallie COPPEDGE, of Haywood County. They have three children: William Joseph, Joseph B., and son not 
named. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and in politics he always 
supports the Democratic ticket. He is now in comfortable circumstances, the result of his energy and good 
management, and is a useful citizen. James W. E. Moore, attorney at law at Brownsville, Term., is a native of 
Haywood County, and a son of John MOORE, familiarly known as John Bertie MOORE, on account of his 
former home, Bertie County, N. C. He imigrated to this county in 1835, locating on a plantation eight miles 
west of Brownsville in the Ninth Civil District, where he followed agricultural pursuits very successfully until 
his death, which occurred in June, 1860. He was one of the large slave-holders of the county. Our subject was 
educated in the University of Virginia. In 1871 he began the study of law in that institution and the following 
year was admitted to practice at the Brownsville bar, where he has remained to the present time. He has been 
eminently successful in his legal profession, and is considered an efficient member of the bar. December, 1 874, 
he married Mary M., daughter of the late Col. James P. WOOD, one of the pioneer merchants and prominent 
citizens of Brownsville. Three children - a son and two daughters - were bom to this union. Mr. Moore is an 
unswerving Democrat in politics, and is recognized as one among the public-spirited citizens of Brownsville 
and a legal practitioner of ability and experience. 

Silas W. BULLOCK 

From Goodspeed's History of Benton County, TN, 1887 

Silas W. BULLUCK, postmaster of Big Sandy, Tenn., and a native of Benton County, of this State, was bom 
August 13, 1851, son of Obidiah and Penelope (NOBLES) BULLOCK, both natives of North Carolina. The 
father came to Tennessee in 1838 or 1839, locating the first year in Dyer County, then located on the river, 
near Point Mason, Benton County and followed farming until his death, December 25, 1885. Our subject 
reared to manhood on a farm, and securing but a limited English education, at the age of twenty-two he came 
to Big Sandy and engaged in the retail liquor business two years, and then accepted a position as a clerk with 
William CARAWAY, where he continued two years. He then spent one year prospecting in Texas and 
Arkansas, after which he retumed to Big Sandy and followed the carpenter's trade until 1881, where he 
resumed his clerkship with Mr. Caraway, and has remained with him since. January, 1886, he engaged in the 
drug business in Big Sandy with Geo. W. CANTRELL, and now has a half interest m the business. March, 
1886, he was made postmaster, which position he has since held, having a deputy in the office. Mr. Bullock 
married his present wife, who was Miss Dora RUSHING, February 18, 1886. He lost his first wife by death. 
He is a Democrat m politics, a Master Mason, and is justly recognized as one among the popular and reliable 
business men and citizens of Benton County. 

David A. NUNN 

From Goodspeed's History of Haywood County, TN, 1887 

Hon. David A. NUNN, ex-secretary of the State, and attomey at law of Brownsville, Tenn., was bom in 
Haywood County July 26, 1833, son of David and Alice (KOONCE) NUNN, both natives of North Carolina. 
The father came to this county in 1827, and located in the northem part, where he followed farming 
successfully for the remainder of his Ufe. He died in Brownsville. David A. was reared on a farm in his native 
county, attended West Tennessee College of Jackson, Term., and here received a good English education, also 



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a general knowledge of classics. In 1851 or 1852 he began the study of law with a view to making it a 
profession, and entered the Lebanon Law School soon after, from which he graduated in 1 853. He then began 
to practice in Somerville, Fayette County, and at the end of two years came here, where he engaged regularly 
in the practice of his profession. This he continued until 1866, when he represented this county in the state 
Legislature. In 1868 he was elected congressman of the United States to represent the Memphis District. In 
1872 he represented the Nmth Congressional District in the United States Congress, and m 1881 was elected to 
the office of secretary of State, serving in this unportant office in a faithfiil and highly efficient manner one 
term of four years. Immediately after the war he was elected State Senator, but declined to serve on account of 
the chaotic state of the polls at that time. Since retiring from public office Mr. Nunn has resumed the practice 
of his profession at Brownsville. He war, originally an old line Whig in his political views, and since the war 
has been a stanch Republican, and as such has been elected to the various high and responsible offices he has 
held. He is chairman of Haywood Coimty, representing the executive committee, and has been a member of the 
State executive committee. In 1853 he married Mary E. THOMPSON, who died about 1873, leaving three 
children, two now livmg: Cordie (wife of Maldin POSTON), and Minnie G. Two years after his wife's death 
Mr. NUNN was united in marriage to his present wife. Miss Tennessee WHITEHEAD, of this county, and 
three children resulted from this union: Carl, Frank and Coe. Mr. NUNN is an ancient Mason and a K. of P., 
and is hold in high esteem as one among the public spirited and enterprising citizens of Haywood County. 

Moses T. MOORE 

From Goodspeed's History of Crockett County, TN, 1886 

Moses T. MOORE, farmer and superintendent of schools of Crockett County, was bom in Gibson County 
(now Crockett) m 1858, son of Needham and Sophronia (COX) MOORE. The father was bom near Kingston, 
N. C, in 1822, and in 1832 came to Madison Coimty, Tenn., with his parents. He was married in 1843, and 
settled in what is now the Fourth District of Crockett County, on the farm on which our subject now resides. 
He died January 28, 1884. He was a farmer, and became the father of five children. His wife was bom in 
Crockett County, September 3, 1827, and is still living. Moses T. MOORE was educated in Gadsden 
Academy, and in 1878 entered the University of Kentucky, which he attended one year. He then followed 
teaching for about five years, and was one of Crockett County's most efficient instmctors. In July, 1885, he 
married Miss Elizabeth GATES, daughter of Sidney and Martha GATES. Mr. and Mrs. MOORE have one 
child, Olga. Mrs. MOORE was bom at Alamo, in 1853. Her parents were natives of North Carolina. Mr. 
MOORE owns about 800 acres of productive land, and is one of the most extensive and enterprising farmers of 
his district. In July, 1885, he was elected to the office of superintendent of public instmction, and has filled the 
duties of the office to the general satisfaction of all. He is a Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for 
Gen. Hancock. He and Mrs. MOORE are members of the Christian Church. 

W. H. EASON 

From Goodspeed's History of Carroll County, TN, 1886 

W. H. EASON, proprietor of the Eason House at Huntingdon, Tenn., is a son of Stephen and Rittie MOORE 
(TRICE) EASON. The father was bom in Green County, N.C., in December, 1800, and in 1832 came to 
Carroll County, Tenn., and purchased 160 acres of land. He died in 1870, and was the father of nine children, 
five of whom are living. At the time of his death his possessions eunounted to 600 acres of good and well 
improved land. His wife was bom in North Carolina in 1807 and died in 1 879. Our subject, W. H. EASON, 
was educated in the common schools and at Bethel College and McLemoresville, Tenn. In June, 1861, he 
enlisted in Company G, Twenty-second Regiment Teimessee Infantry, and was elected sergeant and first 
corporal of his company. He was at Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond, Ky., Perryville and Murfreesboro. He was 
woimded in the head by a ball at Belmont, and in the left arm at Murfreesboro, the wound being so severe that 
amputation of his arm between the elbow and shoulder was found necessary. He was in the hospital at 
Chattanooga from January until May, 1863. He then rejoined the army, and until July was forage master. After 
his retum home he erected a still-house and made apple and peach brandy during the summer of 1864. In 1866 
he began teaching and taught ten months. The following fifteen months he attended school at McLemoresville, 
and was assistant teacher in the college the following seven months. In 1868 he began working with a firm of 
marble dealers at Evansville, Ind., but in 1870 was elected clerk of the Carroll Coimty Court by a majority of 
197 votes, being re-elected m 1874. In 1871 he bought the livery and feed stable of J. E. Southerland & J. R. 
Johnson, and continued in the business until 1885, with the exception of from 1874 to 1878 when he had it 
rented. In 1885 the bam bumed. Smce 1881 he has kept hotel. He owns 1,068 acres of land and five houses and 



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lots in Huntingdon, and an interest in two others. Since 1883 he has been engaged in the retail liquor business. 
In December, 1877, he married Beverly A., daughter of Beverly S. and Lizzie ALLEN. Mrs. Eason was bom 
November 28, 1857, in Carroll County. They have two children: Stephen Allen and William Howard. Mrs. 
EASON died January 1, 1885. Mr. EASON is a Democrat, and belongs to the I. O. O. F. and K. of H. 
fraternities. 

James H. PERRY 

From Goodspeed's History of Crockett County, TN, 1886 

James H. PERRY'S birth occurred in Martin County, N. C, in 1833. His father and mother, N. and Millie 
(SEWELL) PERRY, became the parents of fourteen children, twelve of whom are living. The father was bom 
in the same county as our subject, in 1 808, and resided there until 1 839, when he came to West Tennessee, and 
settled in what is now Crockett County. He was a farmer and magistrate of Dyer County. His death occurred 
January 20, 1858. His wife was bom in North Carolina in 1812, and is still living. Our subject was educated in 
the district schools of his neighborhood, and on April 7, 1859, married Penelope, daughter of Henry 
BROGDEN. Mrs. PERRY was bom in Martin County, N. C, and died Febmary 16, 1871, having home three 
children: Theodore, John A., and James H. Mr. Perry has always resided near where he now lives, and is the 
owner of 234 acres of valuable land. On December 6, 1871, he took for his second wife C. A. ELLINGTON, 
also of Martin County, Tenn., bom December 1, 1848, and died May 12, 1881. To this union three children 
were bom: Guy C, lone B. and Minnie L. On account of poor health Mr. PERRY has done little manual labor, 
but is a good financier and a successful business man. He held the position of magistrate and constable for a 
number of years, and gives his hearty support to all worthy enterprises. He is a Democrat. Our subject's first 
wife's parents were Henry and Naomi (WARD) BROGDEN. They were bom on November 13, 1792, and 
April 16, 1788, and died in December, 1837, and June 11, 1856, respectively. They were married January 18, 
1824. Henry BROGDEN was a son of David and Susannah (MCHENRY) BROGDEN. 

Joseph Milton CAUSEY 

From History of Posey County, Indiana, Standard Publishing Co., 1913 

Joseph Milton Causey, Sheriff of Posey County, successful agriculturalist and prominent citizen, was bom on 
his father's farm in Lynn township on Febmary 27, 1864, the son of David Bryant and Margaret E. (COX) 
CAUSEY. The family was founded in Indiana in 1830, when Hutson Bryant CAUSEY, bom m North 
Carolina, in 1795, came to Posey county and settled in Center township, where David Bryant was bom on July 
1, 1840. The latter married in early manhood, Margaret E. COX, the daughter of David COX, who was also a 
pioneer resident of Center township. Hutson CAUSEY and his son, David, were farmers. They underwent the 
hardships incident to the development of a wildemess, cleared away the forest and made productive farm lands 
from it, were active and influential in the various phases of the life of their period, and performed men's work 
at a time when living was a strenuous performance and success was obtained only through hard work and the 
enduring of many privations. Hutson Bryant CAUSEY died in 1 872, aged seventy seven. His son, David 
Bryant, on September 13, 1900. Margaret COX Causey preceded her husband to the rest eternal on October 1, 
1892. They were the parents of eight children: Jane D., bom December 11, 1861, is the wife of Daniel 
WILLIS, a farmer, who resides near Dexter, Mo.; Joseph M., the subject of this review; Maria, bom June 3, 
1866, the wife of Henry TRAVERS, a farmer of Center township; William H., bom January 20, 1 870, a 
farmer, residing at Mt. Vernon; Emma B., bom September 20, 1872, wife of Henry SHAFFER, a farmer of 
Lynn township; Sarah J., bom March 30, 1875, the wife of Elvis WILEY, also a farmer of Lynn township; 
Enoch E., bom December 30, 1877, a farmer of Lynn tovmship; and Seth L., bom January 22, 1880, of Lynn 
township. Joseph Milton CAUSEY was reared on his father's farm and acquired his education in the district 
schools of Lynn and Center townships. Reared a farmer, he has continued in that line of endeavor, and has 
made a success of it. His farm property, which consists of 170 acres, is situated near Wadesville, in Center 
township, its improvements, which include a modem residence, erected in 1913, are of the best, and in the 
conduct of his farm work, he is recognized as one of the most progressive agriculturalists in the county. To the 
citizens of Posey county, Mr. CAUSEY is best known through his service as sheriff, a position he has filled 
since 1910, although he had attained prominence in public life as tmstee of Center township, an office to which 
he was elected in 1900, and in which he served from November 16 of that year until January 1, 1905. Diu-ing 
his incumbency of this office he built some twelve miles of new dirt roadway, repaired or reconstmcted nearly 
all the bridges in the township, and secured the addition of high school work in the schools. He left the office 
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necessary for the improvements made by him, was able to reduce the tax levy from sixty-three to fifty-five 
cents. He has been a lifelong Democrat. He has always taken an active part in the work of his party, has been 
influential in its councils, and his record as trustee of his township was such as to secure for him the 
nomination for sheriff in 1908, which was followed by his election by a flattering majority. He entered upon 
the duties of his office on January 1, 1910, and his administration of the business of this department of the 
county's official service has been commended for its efficiency. He has always made good; as a farmer, as a 
trustee, and as sheriff. His methods have been clean, capable and honest, and he possesses a popularity which 
is deserved. He is a member of Mt. Vernon Lodge, No. 277, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Posey 
Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Wadesville Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. CAUSEY 
married, on August 10, 1884, Miss Laura TRAVERS, the daughter of Joseph A. TRAVERS, a well known 
farmer of Harmony township. They adopted, in 1894, a son, Edwin A. CAUSEY, who is the manager of the 
Causey farm in Center township. He married, on July 1 1, 1909, Miss Lois WADE, the daughter of James A. 
WADE, a farmer in Center township. They are the parents of two children: Ralph CAUSEY, bom November 
1 1, 191 1, and Joseph Merle CAUSEY, bom January 27, 1913. James M., bom May 18, 1910, died January 26, 
1911. 



Death Notices 

Mrs. J. O. Pollard Died 

Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 8, 1897 
Mrs. J. O. POLLARD, of Beaver Dam township, died on Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. B. 
EDWARDS, m Greene county. The remains were interred in the family burymg ground near the home of her 

son, Mr. W. A. POLLARD. 



David Hilliard Found Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed.., Feb. 3, 1897 
David HILLIARD, of Weldon, was found dead in a room of the Mansion House at Norfolk, a few momings 
ago. He was a son of the late ex-judge HILLIARD, and a few years ago lived near Falkland, in this county. 



Mrs. Sallie Bryan Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed, June 30, 1897 

Bethel, N.C., June 28 Mrs. Sallie Bryan died at her residence on James street, last Monday at 8 P.M. 

Funeral services were conducted in the M. E. church at 3 o'clock P.M. by Rev. B. B. CULBRETH, after which 
her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery beside her late husband, B. F. BRYAN, in the midst of a large 

concourse of people. 



W. F. Williams Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed, July 10, 1895 
Mr. W. F. WILLIAMS, of Carolina township, died Saturday. 



Mike Eborn Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed, March 14, 1894 
Mike EBORN, an old colored man, died here Sunday. He had passed four score years in age. 



Child of J. H. E. Paramore Died 

Eastern Reflector, Wed, March 29, 1893 
A 2 yr. old child of Mr. J. H. E. PARAMORE, near Pactolus, was so badly burned on Saturday evenmg a week 

ago that it died the following moming. 



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Silas Edwards Will, 1884 

Found in Pitt County Wills, CR.079.801 .4; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Transcribed and contributed 

by Marva McCormick Bigler. 

State of North Carolina, Pitt County 

1 Silus EDWARDS of the County and State aforesaid being of sound mind and memory, but 
considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last Will and Testziment, in 
manner and form following that is to say. 

Item: I give and devise to my beloved wife Sallie EDWARDS all of my property real and personal and 
mixed of what nature or kind soever and what soever the same may be at the time of my death to have and to 
hold to her the said Sallie EDWARDS for and during the term of her natural life 

Item: I give and devise to my son Tho. EDWARDS one Bed and furniture except the life estate the life 
of my wife devise in a former item of this my will to be his and at his disposal absolutely forever. 

Item: I give and devise to my daughter Frances ELKS wife of John ELKS, one Bed and furniture 
except the life estate of my wife devise in a former item of this my will to be hers and at her disposal 
absolutely forever. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my two daughters Martha A. EDWARDS and Ahneter EDWARDS 
(single women) my tract land whereon I now live with all of my personal property of what nature or kind 
soever and what soever the same shall be at the time of my death, not otherwise disposed of in former items. I 
also except the life estate of my wife devised in a former item of this my will to have and to hold to them and 
their heirs in fee simple forever. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend John Galloway my 
lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true 
intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all 
other wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I the said Silus EDWARDS do here 
unto set my hand and seal this 2"^ day of Oct. A. D. 1877 

Signed sealed published and declared by the Silas EDWARDS (Seal) 

said Silus Edwards to be his last will and testament 
in the presence of us who at his request and in his 
presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto. 
J.B.GALLOWAY 
W. H. GALLOWAY 

Codicil to the within Will John GALLOWAY being dead: I hereby nominate and appoint J. B. GALLOWAY 
as executor to my will to act in his stead, with all the power of and executor. Signed Sealed and delivered in 
the presence of to subscribing witnesses and by them in the presence of each other. November 24, 1883 
L H WHITE Silas (his mark) EDWARDS (Seal) 

W. H. GALLOWAY 



Anthony Van Pelt, age 118 

Tarborough Free Press, Sat., Nov. 10, 1827 

Worthy of Record— There is now living in Greene county, in this State, a man named Anthony VAN PELT, 
aged 118 years. He still retains many customs practiced by him in early life — he rides on horseback, walks 
about his farm, converses rationally on any subject, is sprightly in conversation, frequently talks about getting 
married, &c. Such a circumstance is of rare occurrence, and certainly worthy of being recorded. 



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Fleming Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, NC. This 
collection lists all the white entries through 1900. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 



Fleming, David H. (25) Osmyn Fleming & Bettie 
Howard, Mary E. (24) Robt. Howard & Minerva 
Dec. 14, 1898. Pactolus. L. O. Wyche, MG 

R. W. Ward, J. E. Fleming, Jos. Fleming 

Fleming, Edwin P. Peter Fleming & Sidney 

Fleming, Talitha A. Arch'd. House & Lovy 

Nov. 4, 1869. Greenville twsp. David House, Min. 

Flemmg, Hubert (23) Ivy Fleming & Nurtia 
Powell, Annie (21) E. E. Powell & ng 

Dec. 18, 1889. Swift Creek. Isreal Harding, Min. 

Fred Harding, N. H. Tripp, Maggie Smith 

Fleming, Jno. Benj. Fleming & Elizabeth 

Garnor, Nancy Jos. F. Gainer & Mary 

Nov. 4, 1874. Pactolus. W. A. Ross, Mm. 

Fleming, John Allen (24) James Fleming & Nancy 
Stocks, Sarah (16) John Stocks & Melvmy 

Nov. 5, 1879. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

Nemiar Stock, G. Stocks, C. Haddock 

Fleming, Joseph (22) Benjamin Fleming & Elizabeth 
Spear, Martha E. (19) Wm. A. Spear & Irena 

Dec. 28, 1876. Pactolus. Jos. Latham, Min. 

Wm. M. Moore, Wm. A. Fleming, C. Moore 

Fleming, Joseph (29) Ben Fleming & Elizabeth 
Moore, Isabella (19) Jas. S. Moore & Isabella 

Nov. 28, 1883. Pactolus. Wm. A. Ross 

B. H. Heame, Lusford Fleming 

Fleming, Jos. L. (30) Leonidas Fleming & Harriett E. 
White, Lula V. (2 1 ) Chas. A. White & Lula A. 

June 21, 1899. Greenville twsp. A. W. Setzer, MG 

F. C. Harding, W. F. Harding 

Fleming, Leonard Luke Fleming & Henrietta 

Coggins, Ahneda B. J. Coggins & Polly 

Sept. 30, 1869. Belvoir. J. H. Jenkins, Min. 



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Fleming, Luke S. 
Griffin, Martha 

Oct. 17, 1867. 



Luke Fleming & Henrietta 
Lanier Griffin & Sarah M. 
Greenville District. Josephus Latham, Min. 



Fleming, Orman C. (27) Benj. F. Fleming & Mary Ann 
Overton, Louisa (24) Stanly Overton & Hannah E. 

Apr. 18, 1877. Pactolus twsp. John L. Ross, Min. 

James T. Toss, John Overman, Berry Nelson 

Flemmg, Robt. R. Peter Fleming & Sidney 

Perkins, Sallie E. Wm. L. Perkins & Susan E. 

Nov. 28, 1867. Perkin's District. Wm. G. Little, JP 

Fleming, R. R. (48) Peter Fleming & Sidney 
Gay, Ida P. (3 1 ) Redden Gay & Martha A. 

Feb. 1 1 , 1 892. Falkland. J. N. H. Summerell 

C. C. Vines, A. R. Dupree, M. E. Mayo 

Fleming, Rufus Peter Fleming & Sidney 

Langley, Sophia W. David Langley & Marina 
Nov. 12 1874. Pactolus. David House, Min. 

Fleming, Sidney J. (22) Peter Fleming & Sidney 

Quinn, Mamie E. (17) Calvin D. Quinn & Martha M. Moore 

Nov. 28, 1875. Greenville twsp. David House, Min. 

J. L. Mooring, W. J. Fleming, T. E. Langley 

Fleming, T. A. (26) Adam Fleming & Harriet 
Proctor, Emily L. (21) John Proctor & Lydia M. 

Feb. 8, 1881. Greenville twsp. Josephus Latham 

R. J. Moye, John House, J. B. Latham 

Fleming, Wm. Jesse (30) Ivey Fleming & Matilda A. 
Fleming, EffieC. (17) Jno. L. Fleming & Emily S. 

Dec. 19, 1877. Greenville twsp. W. A. Ross, Min. 

D. T. House, J. L. Mooring, G. W. Gainer 

Barrow, D. C. (50) ng 
Fleming, Emily (40) ng 

Sept. 26, 1897. Belvoir. E. D. Hathaway 

W. E. Moore, J. S. Harris 

Briley, William L (23) Elihu Briley & Pmey Nelson 
Fleming, Alice (1 8) Ivey Fleming & Nertia 

Nov. 7, 1878. Greenville W. A. Ross, Min. 

Guilford Andrews, C. Bamhill, Ashley Whichard 

Brovm, W. M. (25) B. W. Brown & Fannie 

Fleming, Nana (20) Leonidas Fleming & Harriet 

June 10, 1891. Greenville twsp. R. B. John, Min. 

J. W.Brown, C. W. Priddy 

Coward, Samuel (21) James B. Coward & Selecta 
Fleming, Martha A. (22) James Fleming & Nancy 

Nov. 10, 1881. Swift Creek. R. P. Collms, JP 

Samuel Mumford, W. H. Fleming, Cyrena Mumford 

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Davenport, Jas. R. (3 1) J. S. Davenport & Emily 
Fleming, Martha A. (27) Peter Fleming & Sydnie 

Oct. 10, 1877. Greenville twsp. B. B. Albritton, Min. 

J. J. Nobles, G. L. Mooring, T. House 

Harrell, William H. (ng) James Harrell & Elizabeth 
Fleming, Emma L. (19) Henry Fleming & Elizabeth 

Dec. 19, 1878. Greenville twsp. L. L. Nash, Min. 

Orlando Heame, B. H. Heame, S. C. Rountree 

James, William (20) Ivey James & Elizabeth 
Fleming, Frances P. (22) B. F. Fleming & Mary A. 

Mar. 2, 1879. Pactolus. J. R. Congleton, IP 

J. J. Rawls, Asa B. Congleton 

Keyes, William (23) John Keyes & Nancey 

Fleming, Georgeanna (18) ng & Cherry Fleming 

Mar. 28, 1885. Belvoir. C. A. Randolph, JP 
Ida Grimmer, Vedie Randolph, Willie Grimmer 

Lewis, Joseph Allen Lewis & Rebecca A. 

Fleming, Henrietta Luke Fleming & Henrietta 

Sept. 24, 1867. Belvou-. J. H. Jenkins, Min. 

Little, Geo. H. (27) W. W. Little & Harriett 

Fleming, Rena (17) Rufiis Fleming & Sophie 
Mar. 14, 1894. Pactolus. J. H. Lambeth 
M. T. Spier, W. H. Bagwell, Mrs. Bagwell 

Little, J. B. (38) L. G. Little & Eliza 

Fleming, Lula (28) J. L. Fleming & C. S. 

Jan. 14, 1893. Greenville twsp. Samuel Moore, Min. 

W. R. Baker, Ida Rogers, L. E. Cherry 

Mayo, Josephus (24) James Mayo & Amanda 
Fleming, Sack (20) Luke Fleming & Mollie 

Nov. 19, 1891. Greenville twsp. Jas. A. Corbett, Min. 

O. W. Harrington, Wm. House, E. A. Phelps 

Mumford, Richard (22) Lewis B. Mumford & Mary 
Fleming, Addie (18) James Fleming & Nancy 

Oct. 14, 1885. Swift Creek. John Branch, Min. 

Charles E. Parkerson, W. H. Flemmg, W. H. Harrington 

Phelps, E. A. (29) E. S. Phelps & Hester A. 

Flemmg, Edney (22) Luke Fleming & Mollie 

Dec. 10, 1890. Grv. twsp. Jas. S. Corbett, Min. 

L. D. Phelps David H. Fleming, Fernando Fleming 



Pollard, F. O. (23) J. A. Pollard & Alvany 

Fleming, Mary L. (36) Adam Fleming & ng 

Sept. 28, 1898. Greenville twsp. M. T. Lawrence 
D. E. House, W. B. PoUard, J. R. Everett 



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Pollard, James A. (23) ng 
Fleming, Harriett (30) ng 

Feb. 15, 1874. Greenville. Josephus Latham, Min. 

Adam Fleming, T. A. Fleming, L. S. Fleming 

Pollard, W. B. (20) J. A. Pollard & Alvanie 

Fleming, Lana (18) Lenard Fleming & Almeter Teel 
Jan. 9, 1889. Belvoir. A. A. Tyson 
B. O. Clark, F. S. E. Cark [sic], W. W. Bullock 

Rawls, John H. Dennis Rawls & Patsey 

Fleming, Elizabeth Benj. F. Fleming & Mary Ann 

Oct. 7, 1869. Pactolus. David Hoiise, Min. 

Reaves, Jas. H. (26) Haines Reaves & Smithy 

Fleming, Queenie (16) Jno. Fleming & Sarah 

Aug. 22, 1900. Contentnea. W. B. Avery, MG 
Guilford Stocks, S. E. Beddard, J. E. Lang 

Reeves [Rives], W. H. (23) ng 
Fleming, Smith (21) ng 

Jan. 9, 1873. Swift Creek. Jno. A. Williams, Min. 

W. D. Harper, C. M. Smith, Henry D. Manning 

Smith, David (2 1 ) John Smith & Sarah L. 

Fleming, Lenn? (25) Lemr or Lenn? Fleming & Almeta Teel 

Dec. 25, 1898. Belvoir. C. J. Harris, MG 

S. W. Pollard, B. O. Clark, J. H. Harris 

Staton, Kenneth (24) Arthur Staton & Emily 
Fleming, Hulda ( 1 9) Ivy Fleming & Nurthia 

Oct. 8, 1884. Greenville twsp. Samuel Moore, PBM 
J. L. Little, D. E. House, A. W. Harrington 

Teel, Moses (56) ng 

Fleming, Ahneda (28) ng 

Oct. 9, 1873. Belvoir. J. J. Walston, JP 

J. J. Hathaway, Julia A. Dimn, R. A. Hathaway 

Warren, Wm. E. (30) Allen Warren & Lucinda 
Fleming, Eva M. (20) Rufus Fleming & Sophia W. 
Nov. 1, 1899. Pactolus. N. M. Watson, MG 
O. E. Warren, Bettie Warren, Mrs. O. E. Warren 

White, James B. (2 1 ) C. A. White & L. A. 
Fleming, Nannie V. (2 1 ) L. Flemmg & Harriett 

Nov. 24, 1897. Greenville twsp. A. W. Setzer 

R. J. Cobles, Frank Wilson, T. J. Sugg 

Wynn, Eli H. (2 1 ) James Wynn & Louisa 

Fleming, Annie M. (2 1 ) Jno. M. Fleming & ng 

Dec. 22, 1887. Carolina. W. H. Williams, JP 
H. F. Congleton, W. B. Roebuck, J. J. Rawls 



INDEX 



Acree, William T 2 

Adams, James 4 

Adams, Jessie 14 

Adams, John 4 

Adams, R. H 5 

Agee, Foster 19 

Albritton, Arbella 17 

Albritton, B. B 30 

Albritton, B. G 3, 

5, 18 

Albritton, David 16 

Albritton, Edwin 17 

Albritton, Eugene 17 

Albritton, James C 6 

Albritton, Janie 22 

Albritton, William Hodge . 17 

Albritton, Williams 22 

Allen, Ashley 11 

Allen, Beveriy A 25 

Allen, Beveriy S 25 

Allen, James 7 

Anderson, John 10 

Anderson, Laurance R 7 

Anderson, Laurence 6 

Andrews, Guilford 29 

Annstt-ong, Thomas 1 

Asprog, James 19 

Asprog, Millie 19 

Atkinson, Peyton A 7 

Bagwell, W. H 30 

Baker, Abram 9 

Baker, Travers 10 

Baker, W. R 30 

Baker, William 10 

Ballard, James L 12 

Ballard, Joseph L 5, 9 

Banks, Hamby 4 

Banks, Rebecca 4 

Bamhill, C 29 

Bamhill, Jesse 11 

Barrett, L. J 12 

Barrow, D. C 29 

Beardsley, L. P 3, 

4, 7,8 

Beddard, Oliver 3 

Beddard, S. E 31 

Belcher, Moses 6, 8 

Bell, David 17 

Bell, Franklin 13 

Bell, Sarah 9 

Benthall, William 18 

Bernard, W. A 3 

Bettis, Drusilla 16 

Bettis, G. W 16 

Biggs, A. R 19 

Biggs, Matilda 19 



Biggs, W. W 18 

Bigler Marva McCormick.27 

Bland, Barnes 5 

Bland, Christopher 5 

Bland, Elsey 5 

Bland, John 5 

Bland, Susan 5 

Bland, Theophilus 18 

Blandivord, John 10 

Blount, Redding 1 

Boyce, William 10 

Boyd, Elizabeth 20 

Boyd, John F 5 

Boyd, John T 12 

Boyd, John 12 

Braxton, Felix 5 

Bright, R. F 7 

Briley, Ann Eliza 5, 9 

Briley, Benjamin 4 

Briley, Elihu 29 

Briley, Stephen 9 

Briley, William J 29 

Briley, Willis 5, 9 

Britt, Jesse 8 

Brogden, David 25 

Brogden, Elizabeth E 23 

Brogden, Henry 25 

Brogden, Penelope 25 

Brooks, Francis 9 

Brooks, Spencer 1 1 

Brown, B. W 29 

Brown, Henry W 11 

Brown, J. W 29 

Brown, Joseph H 3 

Brown, Samuel 11 

Brown, W. J 7 

Brown, W. M 29 

Brovm, Willie 10, 

11 

Bryan, B. F 26 

Bryan, Henry P 6 

Bryan, Sallie, Mrs 26 

Bryan, William P 4 

Bryant, William P 9 

Buck, Benjamin 4 

Buck, Louisa 4 

Buck, Nancy 4 

Bullock, Obidiah 23 

Bullock, Silas W 23 

Bullock, W. W 31 

Bumey, Lewis 9 

Bumey, William 9 

Bums, D. S 10 

Busick, Jane A 22 

Butt, Jesse 8 

Bynimi, Allen 11 



Cannon, C 7 

Cannon, Caleb 6, 

11 

Cannon, Simon 10 

Cannon, Thomas 11 

Cannon, William 9 

Cantrell, George W 23 

Caraway, William 23 

Carney, Reddick 3, 9 

Carney, Thomas 9 

Carraway, James 7, 9 

Carson, Roderick 9 

Carter, Asa 2 

Cason, Margaret 21 

Gates, Elizabeth 24 

Gates, Sidney 24 

Causey, David Bryant 25 

Causey, Edwin A 26 

Causey, Elizabeth 1 1 

Causey, Hutson Bryant 25 

Causey, Joseph Merle 26 

Causey, Joseph Milton 25 

Causey, Ralph 26 

Chapman, Jesse 4 

Cheevers, Peter 1 3 

Cherry, John J 3, 

5, 12, 18 

Cherry, L. E 30 

Cherry, T. R 3 

Cherry, W. L 3 

Clark, B. 31 

Clark, F. S. E 31 

Clark, Henry S 8, 

11 

Clark, Jack 2 

Clark, James S 5, 

9, 12 

Clark, Jesse 1 1 

Clark, William H 9, 

11 

Cobb, Benjamin 3 

Cobb, Francis M 3 

Cobb, James L 3,4 

Cobb, James 3 

Cobb, Lucy 3 

Cobb, M. L 3 

Cobb, William 3, 

11 

Cobles, R. J 31 

Coggms, Ahneda 28 

Coggins, B. J 28 

Collins, R. P 29 

Congleton, Asa B 30 

Congleton, H. F 31 

Congleton, James R 5, 

30 



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Congleton, S. L 5 

Coppedge, J. W 23 

Coppedge, Mattie L 23 

Corbett, James A 30 

Coward, Samuel 29 

Cox, Abram 6, 8 

Cox, Calvin 7 

Cox, David 25 

Cox, E. N 22 

Cox, G. A 18 

Cox, John C 1 1 

Cox, Margaret E 25 

Cox, Sarah 12 

Cox, Sophronia 24 

Cox, Sylvestor 6, 

11 

Cox, William M 8 

Cox, William Sr 9 

Cox, William 5, 

6, 9, 12 

Crisp, Ezekiel 8 

Crisp, William M 8 

Crook, Mattie 22 

Culbreth, B. B., Rev 26 

Cuimingham, Faimie 22 

Dail, James H 12 

Dancy, G. A 5, 

8, 18 

Dancy, J. J 1 1 

Daniel, E. P 1 1 

Daniel, John S 6 

Daniel, Perlina 9 

Daniel, Sidney 6, 

11 

Davenport, Charles 5 

Davenport, J. S 30 

Davenport, James R 30 

Davis, Benjamin 10 

Dawson, John W 11 

Dawson, Levi 11 

Dawson, Richard 1 1 

Dearing, Virgmia A 21 

Dearing, W. L. S., Col 21 

DeBerry, Lemuel 7 

Denny, James 11 

Dimond, Elizabeth 2 

Dixon, Columbus F 20 

Dixon, Elisabeth L 2 

Dixon, Jeremiah 1, 2 

Dixon, John Bonaparte 2 

Dixon, JohnC. E 8 

Dixon, John 20 

Dixon, Mary E 9 

Dixon, Mary 2 

Dixon, Rufiis Wiley 2 

Dixon, SethP 2 



Dixon, Sophrina 2 

Donaho, Thomas 1 

Dunn, Julia A 31 

Dupree, A. R 29 

Dupree, Thomas B 7 

Eason, Abner 19 

Eason, Ann M 19 

Eason, Elizabeth 19 

Eason, J. S 19 

Eason, Rachael 19 

Eason, Stephen 24 

Eason, Thomas 19 

Eason, W. H 24 

Easton, John 10 

Ebom, B. F 10 

Ebom, Dr 6 

Ebom, Mike 26 

Ebom, William B 8 

Ebron, W. E 5 

Edmundson, Kinchen 3 

Edmundson, Thomas 3 

Edwards, Ahneter 27 

Edwards, Asa 8, 

12 

Edwards, Elizabeth 12 

Edwards, Martha A 27 

Edwards, Sallie 27 

Edwards, Silas 27 

Edwards, Thomas H 5,7 

Edwards, Thomas 27 

Edwards, W. B., Mrs 26 

Edwards, William 11 

Elks, Frances 27 

Elks, Jacob 4 

Elks, John 27 

Ellington, C. A 25 

Evans, Calvin 4, 

11 

Evans, John 7 

Evans, Richard 8 

Evans, W. J 4 

Everett, J. R 30 

Everett, Payton 10 

Everett, William 10 

Falconer, George 1 

Fife, S. A 13 

Finch, Nannie M 22 

Flanekin, William 6 

Fleming, Adam 29, 

30,31 

Fleming, Addie 30 

Fleming, Alice 29 

Fleming, Ahneda 3 1 

Fleming, Annie M 31 

Fleming, Benjamin F 29, 

30,31 



Fleming, Benjamin 6, 

28 

Fleming, Cherry 30 

Fleming, David H 30 

Fleming, David S 6, 

12 

Fleming, David 28 

Fleming, Edney 30 

Fleming, Edwin P 28 

Fleming, Effie C 29 

Fleming, Elizabeth 31 

Fleming, Emily 29 

Fleming, Emma L 30 

Fleming, Eva M 3 1 

Fleming, Fernando 30 

Fleming, Frances P 30 

Fleming, Harriet 31 

Fleming, Henrietta 30 

Fleming, Hubert 28 

Fleming, Hulda 3 1 

Fleming, Ivy 28, 

29, 30 

Fleming, J. E 28 

Fleming, James 28, 

29, 30 

Fleming, John Allen 28 

Fleming, John L 29, 

30 

Fleming, John M 31 

Fleming, John 28, 

31 

Fleming, Joseph L 28 

Fleming, Joseph 28 

Fleming, L. S 31 

Fleming, Lana 31 

Fleming, Leonard 28, 

31 

Fleming, Leonidas 28, 

29 

Fleming, Luke 28, 

29, 30 

Fleming, Lula 30 

Fleming, Lunsford 28 

Fleming, Martha A 29, 

30 

Fleming, Mary L 30 

Fleming, Nana 29 

Fleming, Narmie V 3 1 

Fleming, Orman C 29 

Fleming, Osmond 28 

Fleming, Peter 28, 

29, 30 

Fleming, Queenie 31 

Fleming, Rena 30 

Fleming, Robert R 29 



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Fleming, Ruflis 29, 

31 

Fleming, Sack 30 

Fleming, Sidney J 29 

Fleming, Smith 31 

Fleming, Talitha A 28, 

31 

Fleming, W. H 29 

Fleming, William A 28 

Fleming, William Jesse 29 

Fleming,, Georgeanna 30 

Fleming,, T. A 29 

Fletcher, Wade F 20 

Forbes, James H 7, 

10 

Forbes, Silas 1 1 

Forrest, Frances 22 

Foster, Mary 20 

Fulford, Redding 10 

Fulford, Sarah 10 

Fulford, Thomas 10 

Gainer, G. W 29 

Gainer, Joseph F 28 

Gainor, Nancy 28 

Galloway, J. B 27 

Galloway, James 1, 

13 

Galloway, John 3, 

5,11,27 

Galloway, W. H 27 

Gardner, Alfred 8 

Gardner, Bryan 12 

Gardner, John 5, 

9, 12 

Gardner, Sylvestor 8 

Gardner, William 5, 9 

Gaskins, Thomas E 4 

Gaskins, William 4 

Gay, Ida P 29 

Gay, Redden 29 

Gay, William M 3,4 

Gaylord, John 12 

Goff, Elisabeth 2 

Good,H 11 

Gorham, Malissa 4 

Gorham, Thomas 6 

Griffin, Asa 18 

Griffin, G. H 14 

Griffin, Lanier 29 

Griffin, Martha 29 

Grimes, Bryan 13 

Grimmer, Ida 30 

Grimmer, Willie 30 

Gurganus, Henry 1 1 

Gwartney, Arcena 12 

Gwartney, Darmie 12 



Gwartney, Martha 12 

Gwartney, Mary 12 

Haddock, Burton 10 

Haddock, C 28 

Haddock, W. W 13, 

18 

Hanrahan, W. S 3 

Hardee, Allen 3, 9 

Hardee, Bryan 3 

Hardee, Bryant 9 

Hardee, Franklin 3, 8 

Hardee, John 3, 

8,9 

Hardin, Martin 18 

Harding, Fred 28 

Harding, W. F 28 

Harper, W. D 31 

Harrell, James 30 

Harrell, William H 30 

Harrington, A. W 3 1 

Harrington, Henry 4, 8 

Harrington, John A 4, 

11 

Harrington, O. W 30 

Harrington, P. A 4 

Harrington, W. H 30 

Harris, C. J 31 

Harris, Gray 10 

Harris, J. H 31 

Harris, J. S 29 

Harris, Louisa Ann 1 5 

Harris, R. R. 9 

Harris, S. S 11 

Harrison, Lucy G 20 

Harriss, Benjamin F 4 

Harriss, William 10 

Hart, Micajah 11 

Hart, Titus 7 

Hathaway, E. D 29 

Hathaway, J. J 31 

Hathaway, R. A 31 

Hatton, Robert 5 

Hays, William 1 

Hazelton, Benjamin 7, 

11 

Heam, Rufus 11 

Heame, B. H 28, 

30 

Heame, Orlando 30 

Hemby, Joab 7 

Hemby, William 7, 9 

Highsmith, James 5 

Hill, Daniel 9 

Hill, H. L 21 

Hill, Henry J. A 21 

Hillaird, Lewis 18 



Hilliard, David 26 

Hines, Peter E 10, 

11 

Hinton, R. L 15 

Hodges, Matthew 13 

Hodges, William J 8, 

11 

Hodges, William 5 

Hoell, Edward 10 

Holliday, Edward 9 

HoUiday, McG. R 9 

Holliday, Theo 7 

Holloway, Vincent 10 

Hooker, Hymerick 7, 9 

Hopkins, Henry A 4 

Horn, Josiah R 9 

House, Archibald 28 

House, D. E 30, 

31 

House, D. T 29 

House, David 28, 

29,31 

House, T 30 

House, William 30 

Howard, Mary E 28 

Howard, Robert 28 

Hoyt, Goold 8 

Moore, Alley 8 

Humber, O. P 6 

Huntley, Natalie 15, 

16, 17 

Jackson, Shadrack 4 

James, Augustus 3 

James, Clifton 9, 

11 

James, Eason 5, 

9,11 

James, Ivey 30 

James, William 30 

Jenkins, Irvin 7 

Jenkins, J. H 28, 

30 

Jenkins, James R 4 

Jenkins, John C. C 7, 

11 

Jenkins, Sarah J. E 4 

John, R. B 29 

Johnson, Frank 7 

Johnson, George W 8, 

12 

Johnson, John B 6 

Johnson, John V 7 

Johnson, S. F 3, 7 

Jones, Josiah..... 1, 2 

Jones, Martha E 23 

Jones, Thomas W 19 



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INDEX 



Jones, W. A 6 

Jones, William 10 

Jordan, H. C 7 

Jordan, Henry C 1 1 

Jordan, Valentine S 6 

Joyner, Aaron 9 

Joyner, Abram 7 

Joyner, Calvin 5, 9 

Joyner, Franklin 9 

Joyner, Henry E 7 

Joyner, Howell 9 

Joyner, Jacob 5, 

9,11 

Joyner, James 7 

Joyner, Moses 8, 9 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 

3, 13 

Keel, Jonathan C 5, 

11 

Kennedy, John T 3 

Keyes, John 30 

Keyes, William 30 

King, Allie 4 

King, John 4, 

11 

King, Thomas 11 

Kinklin, Thomas 1 

Kinsaual, Cornelius 1 1 

Kinsaul, Washington 8 

Kirkman, Milly 12 

Kirkman, Will 12 

Kittrell, Allen 4, 

5,7 

Kittrell, Jonathan 4 

Kittrell, William B 14 

Knox, Ashley 3 

Koonce, Alice 23 

Lang, J. E 31 

Lang, Robert 4 

Lang, W. G 4 

Langley, David 11, 

29 

Langley, J. L 5 

Langley, Sol. H 9 

Langley, Sophia W 29 

Langley, T. E 29 

Latham, Josephus 28, 

29,31 

Latham. J. B 29 

Laughinghouse, Will J 6, 

11 

Leggett, Alfred 10 

Leggett, Nancy 16 

Leigh, JohnH 3 

Lewis, Allen 30 

Lewis, Joel P 10 



Lewis, John 10 

Lewis, Joseph 30 

Lewis, William 10 

Little, Archibald 1 

Little, Frances A 6 

Little, George H 30 

Little, J. B 30 

Little, J. L 31 

Little, Lewis G 11, 

30 

Little, W. W 30 

Little, William G 29 

Loftin, Donna Mariah 12 

Loftin, Needham 12 

Long. John S 6 

Manning, Henry D 3 1 

Manning, T. N 28 

Manning, William A 11 

Marsh, E. S 6 

Marsh, W. L 6 

Marsh, W. T 6 

Martin, E. W 2 

Martin, Henry W 9 

May, J. L 7 

May, James W 10 

May, Lewis 7 

May, Susannah 7 

Mayo, James 30 

Mayo, Josephus 30 

Mayo, M. E 29 

McClanahan, James L 6 

McClanahan, James T 8 

McCleUand, R 2 

McCotter, Jacob 14 

McDaniel, Thomas 1 

McHenry, Susannah 25 

Mills, A 4 

Mills, WilUam 10 

Mobley, Cinderella 10 

Mobley, Frederick 10 

Moore, Alfred 20 

Moore, Alicy 9 

Moore, B. F 9 

Moore, B 20 

Moore, C. W 8 

Moore, Churchill C 8, 9 

Moore, George W 9, 

23 

Moore, Ichabod 9 

Moore, Isabella 28 

Moore, J. A 20 

Moore, James A 6, 9 

Moore, James C 4 

Moore, James S 28 

Moore, James W. E 23 

Moore, John B 23 



Moore, John Bertie 23 

Moore, John E 4 

Moore, John Jr 9 

Moore, John 9 

Moore, Joseph B 23 

Moore, Mahala 19 

Moore, Maniza 16 

Moore, Martha M 29 

Moore, Martin 22 

Moore, Moses T 24 

Moore, Nancy 8 

Moore, Needham 24 

Moore, Randolph 9, 

11 

Moore, Rittie 24 

Moore, Samuel 30, 

31 

Moore, W. B 20 

Moore, W. E 29 

Moore, William Jr 9 

Moore, William M 28 

Moore, William Sr 9 

Moore, William 22 

Mooring, G. L 30 

Mooring, J. L 29 

Mosely, Elisha 3 

Mosely, Elizabeth 3 

Moye, Abram D 6, 8 

Moye, Alfred 4, 

6, 8, 10 

Moye, R. J 29 

Mumft)rd, Cyrena 29 

Mvmift)rd, Lewis B 30 

Mumft)rd, Richard 30 

Mumft)rd, Samuel 29 

Murphey, John 12 

Neighbors, Elizabeth 19 

Neighbors, Warren 19 

Nelson, Berry 29 

Nelson, James 6 

Nelson, Josiah 12 

Nelson, Piney 29 

Nelson, T. E 18 

Nelson, Will M 1 1 

Newton, Charles V 4 

Newton, Mary 4 

Newton, Walter 5 

Nichols, Arden 4 

Nobles, J. J 6, 

30 

Nobles, Jesse 4, 

5, 7,9, 11 

Nobles, Penelope 23 

Nobles, Susan 6 

Nunn, David A 23 

Nunn, David 23 



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INDEX 



Nimn, J. A 16 

O'Hagan, Charles J 10, 

18 

Olds, Amanda 16 

Olds, Elizabeth 16 

Olds, Jolly 16 

Olds, Thomas 16, 

17 

Olds, William 17 

Overman, John 29 

Overton, Louisa 29 

Overton, Stanley 29 

Owen, Daniel 21 

Owen, S. C 21 

Paramore, J. H. E 26 

Parker, G. F 4 

Parker, Hardy G 8 

Parker, J. B 16 

Parker, J.J 18 

Parker, James 4 

Parker, John 10 

Parkerson, Charles E 30 

Pate, William 3 

Paul, James L 11 

Pearce, J. A 10 

Pearce, J. B 10 

Pearce, Mrs 6 

Peebles, Alvany 5 

Peebles, Howell 7 

Peebles, John 7 

Perkins, Churchill 5, 

12 

Perkins, Sallie E 29 

Perkins, W. H 9 

Perkins, William L 11, 

29 

Perry, Adline 15 

Perry, Buckhannan 15 

Perry, Emily 15 

Perry, Franklin D 15 

Perry, J. F 16, 

17 

Perry, James H 15, 

25 

Perry, John A 15 

Perry, Marcela 15 

Perry, Margaret Louisa 15 

Perry, Marlin 15 

Perry, Milly 15 

Perry, N 25 

Perry, Noah T 15 

Perry, Noah 15 

Perry, Sarah Frances 15 

Perry, Simon S 15 

Phelps, E. A 30 

Phelps, E. S 30 



Phelps, L. D 30 

Phillips, Major G 3 

Pollard, Benjamin 11 

Pollard, F. 30 

Pollard, J. O., Mrs 26 

Pollard, James A 30, 

31 

Pollard, S. W 31 

Pollard, W. A 26 

Pollard, W. B 30, 

31 

Pollard, Willie 5 

Pomeroy, Edward 3 

Postin, Maldin 24 

Powell, Aimie 28 

Powell, E. E 28 

Powell, J. B 17 

Price, Edgar 7 

Price, Henry 7 

Priddy, C. W 29 

Proctor, Emily L 29 

Proctor, John 29 

Pugh, Lewis B 4, 7 

Pugh, Louisa Ella 7 

Pugh, Margaret A 4 

Pugh, Mary E 4 

Pugh, R. F 4 

Pugh, Rachael F 4 

Pugh, Sarah L 4 

Pugh, William A 4 

Quartermus, J. T 14 

Quinerly, John P 11 

Quinerly, W. A 7 

Quinn, Calvin D 29 

Quinn, Mamie E 29 

Ralston, John 5 

Ralston, Roena 5 

Randolph, C. A 30 

Randolph, Vedie 30 

Rasberry, John W 4 

Rawls, Dennis 31 

Rawls, J. J 30, 

31 

Rawls, John H 31 

Reaves, Haines 31 

Reaves, James H 31 

Reddick, Delphia 16 

Reddick, Joseph T 16 

Riddick, Mary E 15 

Rimmer, Cynthia E 21 

Robertson, Mary 21 

Robeson, Moses 11 

Robinson, Thomas 22 

Roebuck, W. B 31 

Rogers, Henry 8 

Rogers, Ida 30 



Rogers, James H 9 

Rogers, Shadrack 8, 9 

Ross, Elizabeth 28 

Ross, James T 29 

Ross, John L 29 

Ross, William A 28 

Rountree, Charles 6, 

10 

Rountree, Henry M 7 

Rountree, Jesse 7 

Rountree, S. C 30 

Rushing, Dora 23 

Sammons, Martha E 22 

Satterthwaite, F. B 4, 5 

Satterthwaite, Fenner B. ... 12 
Scarborough, Fenton G. ... 20 

Scarborough, Isaac S 20 

Scarborough, Isaac W 20 

Scarborough, Isaac 20 

Scarborough, John 20 

Scarborough, Othello C... 20 

Scarborough, Otis W 20 

Selby, Benjamin M 4, 5 

Setzer, A. W 31 

Sewell, Millie 25 

Shaffer, Henry 25 

Sharp, Anthoney 1 

Sheppard, Henry 10 

Sheppzird, Thomas 10 

Short, Luke 6 

Siler, John M 2 

Simpkins, Benjamin 1 1 

Simpkins, James 19 

Simpkms, Joseph 19 

Sims, Arm 8 

Suns, Henrietta 8 

Sinclair, John F 15 

Singeltary, G. B 10 

Singleton, T. S 17 

Slaughter, Theophilus 6, 7 

Smith, Argent 11 

Smith, C. M 3 1 

Smith, Caleb 11, 

14 

Smith, Cannon 5, 7 

Smith, David 31 

Smith, Elizabeth 5, 

12 

Smith, Jack 10 

Smith, John A 5, 

13 

Smith, John 3 1 

Smith, Major B 7 

Smith, Oliver 5 

Smith, Sally 7 



PCGQ November 2007 37 



INDEX 



Smith, Sarah 5, 

12 

Smith, Sherrod T 3 

Smith, W. S 8 

Smith, William H 5, 

11 

Sorrel, Jasper 19 

South, Nancy 19 

Spain, James F 7 

Spain, Sidney H 7 

Spain, William Aim 7 

Sparrow, Elizabeth 14 

Spear, Martha E 28 

Spear, William A 28 

Speight, Abner 5 

Spier, M. T 30 

Springer, Jonas 20 

Springer, Sarah A 20 

Stafford, Seth 1 

Stalcup, Mrs 17 

Stallings, Elizabeth 15 

Stallings, L. P 15 

Stallings, Milla Jane 15 

Stancill, Henry 6, 

8, 11 

Stancill, Jesse 3, 

4, 8,11 

Stancill, Robert 9 

Stancill, Willie 5, 

9,11 

Staton, Arthur 31 

Staton, Carrol 11 

Staton, Kenneth 3 1 

Stocks, Amelia 12 

Stocks, Asa 12 

Stocks, G 28 

Stocks, Guilford 31 

Stocks, John 3, 

12, 28 

Stocks, Louisa 12 

Stocks, Nehemiah 28 

Stocks, Sarah 28 

Sugg, John 12 

Sugg,T. J 31 

Sumerell, Lemuel 10 

Summerell, J. N. H 29 

Sutton, James 7 

Sutton, Jessie 13 

Sutton, John 4 

Sutton, Josiah 4 

Swales, Susannah 21 

S wanner, Avinella 17 

Swanner, James W 17 

Swanner, Jesse G 17 

Swanner, Jesse 17 

Swamier, Louiza 17 



Swanner,Louis F 17 

Taipley, J. P 17 

Taylor, Clayton H 9 

Taylor, John H 11 

Taylor, Nehemiah 9 

Teel, Ahneta 3 1 

Teel, John 6 

Teel, Mary Ann 9 

Teel, Moses 31 

Teel, Richard 6 

Thigpen, James R 3 

Thomas, John A 6 

Thompson, Mary E 24 

Tison, B. H 4 

Tison, James A 3, 

11 

Tison, John J 9 

Tison, Joseph 4 

Tison, S. W 4 

Tison, Sarah 3 

Tison, Sherrod 5, 

11 

Travers, Henry 25 

Travers, Joseph A 26 

Travers, Laura 26 

Trice, Rittie Moore 24 

Tripp, Arthur 5,7 

Tripp, Maggie 28 

Tripp, N. H 28 

Tucker, Benjamin F 7 

Tucker, Florence P 12 

Tucker, John C 7 

Tucker, William 7 

TuU, D. M 22 

Tull, John 22 

Tull, Nicholas 22 

Tumage, Margaret L 5 

Turner, Henry W 10 

Tyer, W. L 7 

Tyson, A. A 3 1 

Tyson, Moses 7 

Van Pelt, Anthony 27 

Vandergriff, Mary 16 

Venters, John B 3 

Vincent, Hasty 10 

Vines, C. C 29 

Vmes, C. L 3, 4 

Wade, James A 25 

Wade, Lois 26 

Waldo, L. P 2 

Wallace, Elizabeth 20 

Walston, J. J 31 

Ward, Gideon 10 

Ward, James R 4, 

11 

Ward, Lanier 8 



Ward, Naomi 25 

Ward, R. W 28 

Ward, R 5 

Ward, Rippon 8 

Warren, Allen 31 

Warren, O. E 31 

Warren, William E 31 

Washington, William 1 

Watkins, Zach 16 

Watson, N. M 31 

Whichard, Ashley 29 

Whichard, Willis 6, 

9,11 

White, Charles A 28 

White, James B 31 

White, L. H 27 

White, Lewis 10 

White, Lula V 28 

White, Vincent 13 

Whitehead, Tennessee 24 

Whitehead, W 3 

Whitehurst, Will A 1 1 

Whitfield, George 3 

Whitfield, Jesse T 4 

Whitfield, Mary 3 

Wiley, Elvis 25 

Williams, Amanda 16 

Williams, Calvin 16 

Williams, Celia 16 

Williams, E. H 22 

Williams, Emily 16 

Williams, J. H 21 

Williams, James T 4, 7 

Williams, James 16 

Williams, John A 3 1 

Williams, Joseph 7 

Williams, N. W 22 

Williams, Redding 15, 

16 

Williams, Sherrod 7 

Williams, W. F 26 

Williams, W. H 31 

Williams, Walter 16 

Williams, Willis 7 

Willis, Daniel 25 

Wilson, Frank 31 

Wilson, James L 5, 

11 

Wilson, Lewis 3 

Wilson, Robert 9 

Wilson, Simon B 4 

Wilson, Winifred E 3 

Wingate, Lienor B 18 

Wingate, Frederick 17, 

18 



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INDEX 



Wingate, Isaac 17, 

18 

Wingate, Mary F 18 

Wingate, Nancy C 18 

Wingate, Sarah A. E 18 

Wingate, Susan E 18 

Womble, Sarah 5 

Wood, James P., Col 23 

Wood, Mary M 23 

Wooten, B. F 3 

Wooten, Benjamin F 1 1 

Wooten, G. W 3 

Wooten, James 8 

Worthington, John 14 

Worthington, Penelope 8 

Worthington, Reuben 6, 8 

Worthington, Robert 9 

Wynn,EliH 31 

Wynn, James 31 

Yellowley, E. C 1 1 



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